CUSTOMS HITS 101% IN JAN 2017 REVENUE COLLECTION

February 7, 2017-CUSTOMS HITS 101% IN JAN 2017 REVENUE COLLECTION

 
    THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) hit a 101% record in its January revenue collection, reaching P35.745 billion and surpassing its revenue target of P35.509 billion by P236 million for the period.


    In a preliminary report, the BOC’s Financial Services Unit (FSU) disclosed that the January collection is comparatively 115% higher than the cash collection of P31.08 billion in 2016.


    “The amount in revenue collection for January 2017 could hit an outstanding sum in the final financial and revenue collection reports that will be released by the National Treasury soon,”  the FSU said.

   
    Commissioner Nicanor  Faeldon said the BOC has regained the trust and confidence of stakeholders, thus, its collections continue to rise in line with the agency’s fiscal and administrative policies.


    “Our relentless consultations with all transacting publics, including that of BOC personnel, on continuous improvement of policy reforms and programs have built public trust that, in effect, created a conducive environment especially in transparent trade facilitation and in  the work performance of our employees,” he said.


    “From the beginning, we worked hard to accomplish our tasks, especially to improve revenue collections, stop corruption, and wipe out smuggling as inspired by our mandate and in compliance with the directives of President Duterte,”


    Faeldon credited the surplus in BOC’s revenue collection in January to the outstanding performances of its 11 major ports, namely San Fernando, Manila, Legaspi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, Davao, Subic, and Limay, which  exceeded their respective  income targets.


    The Manila International Container Port (MICP), on the other hand, posted a promising performance of 99.1% and is seen to hit or surpass its P10.9 billion target once all collection records are consolidated in the final report by the National Treasury.


    “We remain highly-optimistic that  the MICP will bring on a 100% revenue collection performance and join the list as the 12th port that hit its revenue target for January 2017,” Faeldon added..

   
    Outstanding revenue collections have been reflected in BOC records twice in a row now : in December 2016 with 100.2% in revenue, and most recently, in January 2017.
 



REFERENCE :
COL. NEIL ANTHONY L. ESTRELLA
Director, CIIS and BOC Spokesperson
Telephone: (02) 527-45-16

Cellular Number: 09185468500


Public Information & Assistance Division
Bureau of Customs
G/F OCOM Building, South Harbor (Port of Manila)
Manila
(Landline) +632 5278259
(Fax) +632 5271968
(Email) customs_piad@yahoo. com.ph

Smuggled sex toys turn up in Quiapo

PRESS RELEASE
 
January 25,  2017
 
    Intelligence agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) stumbled upon a cache of  smuggled boxes of imported sex vibrators and other sex enhancement products as the goods were being unloaded from a container parked on a street  in Quiapo, Manila last month.
 
    Included in the cargo worth an estimated P15 million were karaoke amplifiers, bales of rice, electronic products and other merchandise from China.
 
    Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon said agents of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) were conducting a routinary inspection in the area when they spotted men unloading cargo from a container on Padilla Street.
 
    The shipment was misdeclared as ‘polybags  and consigned to Elsprocon Trading with a business address in Binondo, Manila. The importer also failed to show an import permit from the Food and Drugs Administration
 
    The other seized cargo likewise lacked the necessary import documents and was also grossly misdeclared. According to CIIS Intelligence Officer Joel Pinawin, the importer only paid the undervalued amount of P72,702.03 in duties and taxes.
 
    Supported by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation, the BOC-CIIS team coordinated its efforts with the help of barangay and Manila city government officials as well as the Philippine National Police.
 
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REFERENCE:               
 
COL. NEIL ANTHONY L. ESTRELLA
Director, CIIS and BOC Spokesperson
Telephone: (02) 527-45-16
Cellular Number: 09185468500
 
Public Information & Assistance Division
Bureau of Customs
G/F OCOM Building, South Harbor (Port of Manila), Manila
(Landline) +632 5278259
(Email) customs_piad@yahoo. com.ph