Customs seizes illegally imported Thai White Rice

The Bureau of Customs seized an estimated 1,250 Metric Tons (1.25-Million kilograms) of white rice that had been arrived in the country without the required import permits from the National Food Authority (NFA). The rice, stocked in 25,000, 50-kg bags, was contained in 50, 20-foot container vans, have an estimated market value of about P50 million.

Bureau of Customs to hold second pre-employment exam on September 28

To accommodate qualified applicants whose names were omitted in the list of qualified examinees and those who were unable to take the exam last August 31, 2014, due to valid reasons like illness, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will hold another pre-employment exam this Sunday, September 28, at Angelicum College in Quezon City.

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.