Archive for January, 2011

BOC seizes angle bars at port with width less than 80mm

Illegal importation of steel is a big worry in the Philippines not only due to loss jobs and taxes but also to the very safety of our fellow Filipinos.

According to the Bureau of Customs report, “upon conducting 100% examination, the container vans were found to contain angle bars with width of less than 80mm. The shipment is subject to payment of Special Safeguard duty.”

Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez, who led the on-the-spot inspection of the shipments at the Port of Manila Warehouse 2, immediately ordered the seizure of said illegal shipments.

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