201 kaso ng smuggling ang isinampa noon. P26.01 bilyon sanang halaga ng buwis at duty ang nakalusot kung wala ang Bureau of Customs Reform Project, na muling itinayo ang ahensiya mula ibaba-pataas upang alisin dito ang kultura ng katiwalian.
Reforms in the bureau are getting results. Revenue collections from January to October 2014 are up 18.6% year-on-year.
Successful examinees will move on to the competency-based tests. The schedule for the next round of screening will be announced soon.
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).
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now on its second phase of the process to hire over a thousand new employees needed to fill up the lack of manpower in the bureau.
Sa ilalim ng administrasyong Aquino, binigyan ng bagong bihis ang Customs. Inalis ang mga pinunong matagal nang sangkot sa katiwalian at ipinalit ang mga kilala sa kanilang integridad.
Four months after rolling out President Aquino’s reform program for the Bureau of Customs, emerging cash collections by the agency for the months of November 2013 to January 2014 registered a 19.26% growth rate over the comparable period in 2012 to 2013. This is a significant improvement from the pre-reform period growth of 4.76% in January 2013 to October 2013.
The Department of Finance and Bureau of Customs launch today the Customs ng Bayan website www.dof.gov.ph/customsngbayan, a portal for data and information on customs importations extracted from BOC’s Electronic-to-Mobile (e2m) system.
The Department of Budget and Management has given the go signal for the Bureau of Customs to fill vacant and funded positions in the bureau’s central office, ports and collection districts. The need to fill the vacant positions coincides with the continued implementation of customs reforms.
Customs is publishing a list of almost every importation into the Philippines in December 2013. Going forward, they intend to publish a list every month.
Each item in the list represents a specific quantity (measured by weight) of a specific item that was imported by a specific importer on a specific day. The list- 88,006 items in December 2013 alone- is organized by major product groups, using the Harmonized Standard (HS) Code classification system. For each item, we include information such as a description of the item imported, its HS code number and standard HS code description, what country the item came from, its value, and the amount of duties and taxes collected on that item.