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BOC foils attempt to smuggle in P4M worth of watches at NAIA

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The Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has foiled an attempt to smuggle into the country over P4-million worth of watches concealed in at least six balikbayan boxes coming from Dubai.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: ‘Smuggling’ corn

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A new scheme to flood the local market with imported corn—without paying the correct customs tariffs, that is—is seen threatening local farmers.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

US, Japan firms urge gov’t to curb illicit tobacco trade

The local chambers of Japanese and American firms have taken up the cudgels for their respective tobacco-manufacturing members to ask the government to stop the makers of “illicit” cigarettes currently flooding the market.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Suggested retail price solution to high prices

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According to an Inquirer article on June 21, “the seizure of the smuggled garlic came as retail prices for the commodity soared to as high as P300 to P400 a kilo from the usual P60 to P90 per kilo.”

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Smoke of genius

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The Aquino (Part II) administration is simply blind to the enormous illicit trade (i.e. smuggling) of many imported items in this country, including farm produce, construction materials, gasoline and diesel, and even cigarettes and liquor.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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