Customs earns P393M from seized rice auction

From the Bureau of Customs BOC to continue to uphold ‘no permit, no entry’ policy for rice in court cases The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Manila International Container Port (MICP) Collection District generated revenues of P393.13 million from the sale of about 163,775 sacks of rice through a public auction last Thursday (September 11). This is […]

Customs cracks down on imported car dealers

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) begins its crack-down on automobile dealers selling imported vehicles in various auto exchanges and other establishments nationwide following allegations that many of these cars were smuggled into the country. Personnel from the Bureau’s Enforcement Group and Customs Police began inspection operations last August 27 at two auto dealers in Makati.

Customs cracks down on Baguio ukay-ukay

The Bureau of Customs seized almost 2,800 bales of used clothing, comforters, and other garments worth at least P22 million in nine separate warehouse units in Baguio City on Tuesday (September 2, 2014). The used clothing, mostly branded apparel from the United States and Canada, are believed to have entered the country through locators at the Subic and Clark Freeport zones as well as the Cavite Export Processing Zone in Rosario, Cavite, as scrap fabric intended for manufacture and subsequent export as rags.

FAQs on Customs hiring and selection

The Bureau of Customs has released a set of frequently asked questions for those aspiring to be under the employment of the newly reformed bureau. Further information is posted in the websites of the Bureau of Customs; the Department of Finance (; and the Official Gazette ( Applicants can also visit the Facebook page of the Department of Finance for updates.

Over 80% of applicants passed preliminary screening for Customs posts

The Bureau of Customs has released the names of about 5,000 applicants who passed the preliminary screening to fill 1,056 vacant positions at the Bureau’s main office and various collection districts throughout the country. The pre-screened applicants, comprising about 80% of 6,013 who submitted their application to the BOC, are required to take the general ability and competency exam to be administered by the Civil Service Commissioner (CSC) on August 31, 2014 (Sunday).

Customs seizes contraband fruits from Africa

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized ten 40-foot container vans, nine of which were filled with oranges and one with apples that were illegally imported from South Africa as the agency continues to intensify its drive against the entry of shipments that may pose risks to public health and the local agriculture industry.