Customs seizes P40 million of tobacco products in Subic

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – THE Bureau of Customs-Port of Subic seized another 1×40’ container of assorted tobacco products worth of Php 40.10 from China on June 22, 2022.

Upon the recommendation of the Chief of the Customs Investigation and Intelligence Service-Field Station of the Port for possible violation of National Tobacco Administration (NTA) Memorandum Circular No. 03 Series of 2004 and NTA Board Resolution No. 079-2005, in relation to Section 1113 (f) of the Republic Act No. 10863 or the Customs Modernization Tariff Act (CMTA). A Pre-Lodgment Control Order was issued by the Port’s District Collector Maritess T. Martin.  

Thru Physical examination and further investigation revealed that the said shipment has no Import Clearance, Authority to Import, Authority to Transship Tobacco Products nor Transshipment Commodity Clearance Inbound issued by the National Tobacco Administration (NTA).

The bureau stressed that securing necessary permits and clearances prior to importation is crucial as it is one of the factors in determining the legality of the shipment. 

They also assured the public that the Port will continue to intensify its border protection efforts against the entry of illicit goods in the country.

Meanwhile the Port of Subic surpassed its collection target for the whole month of June 2022 as early as June 21, 2022.

The port was able to surpass its collection with a total of Php 3,745,214,958.60 as against its collection target of Php 3,380,949,000.00 or a surplus amounting to Php 190,312,688.65 (5.63%) right after their celebration of their 29th Founding Anniversary.

BOC – Subic spearheaded the awarding of Plaques and Certificates of Appreciation to all the deserving men and women of the Port as part of their celebration for the Port’s 29th Founding Anniversary.

“Through the years, your talents and efforts have helped our success. Together, we take pride in your accomplishments and your commitment to excellence. Congratulations”, the agency said.

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