Stakeholders cited in enhancing PH customs operations

Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno acknowledged Bureau of Customs (BOC) stakeholders such as importers for their compliance and cooperation with tax authorities, which allowed the BOC to faithfully perform its duties.

“Your faithful compliance and active cooperation with customs authorities have enabled us to build trust, protect the country’s borders from illicit trade and smuggling, and collect lawful revenues that reflect the dynamism of Philippine trade and commerce,” Secretary Diokno said during the BOC Stakeholders’ Night at the Rizal Park Hotel on March 17, 2023.

The BOC Stakeholders’ Night aims to improve relationships with stakeholders and partner agencies and give due recognition to those who made substantial contributions to the Bureau.

Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio also presented the BOC’s plans and programs that are aligned with the Marcos Jr. administration’s priorities.

In 2022, the BOC exceeded its annual target with a collection of more than PHP862 billion, which is 34 percent higher than the PHP643 billion collected in 2021.

Furthermore, the Bureau’s Collection Districts also surpassed their individual revenue targets in 2022, marking the first time in BOC history that all ports exceeded their annual collection targets.

Secretary Diokno cited the BOC’s efforts such as the 8-Point Priority Program for 2023 that intensifies border protection and enforcement efforts and the inauguration of the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Program, which is one of the four key components of the World Customs Organization (WCO)’s SAFE Framework of Standards.

The Framework aims to promote seamless movement of goods among WCO members through secure international trade supply chains.

“The effective implementation of this Program sends a strong signal to the business community and our international partners that the Philippines is open for business,” said Secretary Diokno.

He also renewed his call towards the digitalization of the customs administration to facilitate tax compliance, boost revenue generation, and inspire broader trust in the Philippine tax system.

“The Department of Finance stands in full solidarity with you. Together, let us continue to make our country proud through honest and selfless public service,” Secretary Diokno said in closing.

Secretary Diokno and Commissioner Rubio recognized the top importers per collection district and nationwide.

List of top 3 importers per collection district:

      1. 01-San Fernando
        1. San Miguel Energy Corporation
        2. Seaoil Philippines Inc.
        3. Macman Rice and Corn Trading
      2. 02A-Port of Manila
        1. Masinloc Power Partners Co. Ltd.
        2. SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation
        3. Regan Industrial Sales Inc.
      3. 02B-Manila International Container Port (MICP)
        1. Mondelez Philippines Inc.
        2. Atkins Import and Export Resources
        3. Universal Robina Corporation
      4. 03-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)
        1. Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation
        2. Globe Telecom Inc.
        3. Louis Vuitton Philippines Inc.
      5. 04-Batangas
        1. Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation
        2. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation
        3. Chevron Philippines Inc.
      6. 05-Legaspi
        1. Goodfound Cement Corporation
        2. Partido Ricemill Corporation
        3. Ahmedi Marketing Inc.
      7. 06-Iloilo
        1. Panay Energy Development Corporation
        2. Palm Concepcion Power Corporation
        3. Fortem Cement Corporation
      8. 07-Cebu
        1. Filoil Logistics Corporation
        2. Seaoil Philippines Inc.
        3. National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
      9. 08-Tacloban
        1. Insular Oil Corporation
        2. River Valley Distribution Inc.
        3. Seaoil Philippines Inc.
      10. 09-Surigao
        1. Cropworthy Ventures Inc.
        2. Boometrix Shipping Corporation
        3. Sanroque Shipping Inc.
      11. 10-Cagayan de Oro
        1. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation
        2. Jetti Petroleum Inc.
        3. Nestle
      12. 11-Zamboanga
        1. Seaoil Philippines Inc.
        2. Blue Shark Development and Trading
        3. Petra Cement Inc.
      13. 12-Davao
        1. Insular Oil Corporation
        2. Seaoil Philippines Inc.
        3. Filoil Logistics Corporation
      14. 13-Subic
        1. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation
        2. Marubeni Philippines Corporation
        3. Trafigura Philippines Inc.
      15. 14-Clark
        1. Medtronic Philippines Inc.
        2. Allegro Microsystems Phils. Inc.
        3. Yokohama Tires Sales Phils. Inc.
      16. 15-Aparri
        1. Filoil Logistics Corporation
        2. Bayog Wind Power Corporation
        3. Dequina Construction
      17. 16-Limay
          1. Petron Corporation
          2. Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc.
          3. Filoil Logistics Corporation

    List of top 10 importers:

        1. Petron Corporation
        2. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation
        3. Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation
        4. Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc.
        5. Seaoil Philippines Inc.
        6. Insular Oil Corporation
        7. Filoil Logistics Corporation
        8. Chevron Philippines Inc.
        9. Jetti Petroleum Inc.
        10. Nestle Philippines Inc.


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