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.
By Ernesto M. Ordoñez
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.”
By Conrado Banal
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.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) last year seized only P2.5 billion worth of illegally imported goods.
By Amy R. Remo
The Philippine-Turkish Business Council on Thursday cried foul over the smuggling allegations made against Turkish flour importers.