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We’ll see what the CMTA can do to aid us in the transition from compulsory to optional usage of brokerage,” Faeldon said, referring to the recently enacted Customs Modernization and Tariff Act. Bureau of Customs. I
“We’ll see what the CMTA can do to aid us in the transition from compulsory to optional usage of brokerage,” Faeldon said, referring to the recently enacted Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.
Also, Faeldon said they were looking at possibly extending the conduct of pre-shipment inspections. “We are doing that already on bulk and break-bulk but we want the containerized goods to be subjected to the shipment inspection. We want to pre-determine the quantity and quality of these commodities before they leave the ports of origin,” he explained.
Another reform initiative being eyed by Faeldon involved “coordinating with importing countries [to] give us more accurate, government-certified prices of commodities.”
To clamp down on corruption, Faeldon also plans to create a task force among employees who will be “embedded in the different sensitive posts in the BOC, to check whether there’s really existing corruption.” He said this task force will be formed on his first day in the job.
To decongest the sea ports in Manila, Faeldon will push for greater utilization of the ports of Batangas and Subic for southbound and northbound commodities, respectively. “I consider this a low-lying fruit that can be easily done as long as the traders will agree because they are the ones who will be affected,” he said.
Incoming Bureau of Internal Revenue chief Caesar Dulay, meanwhile, said they will review recent issuances made by outgoing BIR Commissioner Kim Henares. JE/rga
Posted on 22 Jun 2016 by Editor