CBW Automated Inventory Management System (AIMS) to go live on 18 July 2022

In line with the full implementation of CMO 20-2021 and AOCG Memo No. 199-2022, Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group Deputy Commissioner Edward James Dy Buco issued AOCG Memo 229-2022, directing all Collection districts and offices concerned to the full implementation of the Automated Inventory Management System (AIMS) as it will go live on 18 July 2022.

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Bills creating the transportation safety board gets a veto from PBBM

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. (PBBM) vetoed bills institutionalizing the Philippine Transportation Safety Board (PTSB).

The President dismissed the House Bill No. 9030 and Senate Bill No. 1077 – the  bills creating PTSB – as it was deemed to duplicate the functions of the  Department of Transportation (DOTr) as well as the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). 

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EDC to lobby priority agenda for the 19th Congress

 The Export Development Council – Networking Committee on Legislative Agenda and Monitoring (EDC-NCLAM) is preparing the list of priority legislative agenda, consolidated by various members of the public and private sectors, to be lobbied to the 19th Congress. 

The said priority agenda hinges on addressing the needs and concerns of the affected industries. This includes issues on agriculture, public utilities, education, and shipping, among others. Some identified bills and laws for passing and reform are the Public Service Act, PHILPORTS Act, Amendment to Tariff/Customs Law, Domestic International Shipping Industry, and the ASIN Law.

The EDC by virtue of RA 7844 envisions to strengthen the partnership of the public and private sector in export development.FJLI

BOC launches iDeclare to ease services at the airport

The Bureau of Customs launched iDeclare to add its newest addition to its modern systems and innovations for more convenient and faster customs services at the airport.

Effectively on April 29, 2022, Customs Administrative Order No. 01-2017 outlined the clearance procedures for air and sea travelers. Together with CMO No. 11-2022, it provided guidelines for the electronic implementation of the said CAO.

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Transport and logistics associations bare their goals at the 2022 Ports and Shipping Conference

The United Portusers Confederation, Inc. (UPC), a group of transport and logistics associations, bares its goals on day 2 of the 2022 Ports and Shipping Conference.

Mr. Nelson Mendoza, president of UPC, reported that its mission is to be the “go-to organization for port-related concerns of all port users and stakeholders nationwide.”, and relative to that announced the following as their current goals:

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BSP allows person-to-merchant payments under QR Ph

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has expanded QR Ph, the country’s QR code standard, to enable person-to-merchant (P2M) payments to boost the digitalization of small businesses. The use of QR codes for payments has been gaining traction as an alternative to cash or traditional debit and credit card payments. In November 2019, the payment industry participants led by the Philippine Payments Management, Inc. (PPMI), under the guidance of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), launched the “QR Ph”, as the National QR Code standard.

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