• BOC eases on Customs procedures in Clark


    Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Alberto D. Lina has granted the request of investors at the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone to simplify the procedures on the processing of import and export permits, including the conduct of X-ray inspections at the Customs Clearance Area in Clark.

    Some vital procedures on the movement of goods and products in Clark have been simplified, creating a more sound investment climate.

    Lina announced the approval during the 2nd General Assembly of Clark Investors and Locators Association recently held at the Convention Hall of Widus Hotel and Casino.

    The move was endorsed by the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) in consultation with investors.

    CDC President Arthur P. Tugade lauded the approval of the locators’ request granted by the BOC Chief, citing them as part of the program of the state-run agency to implement policies to better serve Clark locators.

    Noelle Mina D. Meneses, Manager of CDC Trade Facilitation Department said that part of the enhancement of doing business in Clark is the conduct of x-ray inspections of incoming shipments in Clark. This would be helpful in lessening port congestion in Manila.

    Meneses said the bureau also approved the exemption of Clark locators from the Client Profile Registration System wherein locators need not apply with BOC’s registration system.

    Instead, the Certificate of Registration and/or Tax Exemption issued by CDC to locators shall be recognized by the bureau in activating the import and export transactions of Clark-based enterprises.

    The CDC is set to issue a comprehensive guidelines in the CPRS exemption for guidance of Clark locators.


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