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.

Statement: Commissioner Sevilla on the results of the Makati Business Club Executive Outlook Survey for the 2014 2nd sem

Commissioner Sevilla: “Such systemic reforms take time, but we are laying the foundations for such reforms now. We take our negative perception as a challenge, and commit to the public that we will work hard to improve as fast as we can.”

Smuggled watches worth P4M seized by NAIA Customs Officials

From the Bureau of Customs Airport Customs foiled the smuggling of over 400 pieces of Casio G-Shock watches concealed in balikbayan boxes which arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Various G-Shock watches of commercial quantity totaling 413 pieces with an approximate street value of P4 million were concealed inside six balikbayan boxes that arrived […]

Bureau of Customs opens over 1,000 job vacancies

In order to fill up the lack of manpower and further improve its quality of service, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is opening 1,056 job vacancies in first and second level positions for the agency’s various groups, offices, and collection districts across the country.