The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group (AOCG), the Auction and Cargo Disposal Division (ACDD) and the ACDD units of all BOC Collection Districts nationwide, disposed a total of 304 overstaying containers through public auction, condemnation, and donation for the 1st quarter of 2022.
In accordance with the BOC’s mandates for revenue collection, border protection, and enforcement, the Bureau collected an aggregate value of Php80,764,977.36 from public auction of 96 containers of assorted items such as rice and galvanized steel among others. 38 containers of twine, yarn droppings and cuttings, were donated to various agencies while 170 containers of used clothing, rotten foodstuff, used oil, used furniture, among others, were condemned, disposing a total of 304 containers from January 2022 to March 2022.
In relation to CAO 17-2019, cargoes which weren’t withdrawn within the regulatory period of 30 calendar days from payment of duties, taxes, and other charges shall be deemed abandoned, unless covered by duly issued alert order, and upon the finality of the Decree of Abandonment, the Bureau shall then determine the proper disposition among auction, condemnation, or donation.
The said forfeited containers were disposed of in accordance with Sections 1139 and 1141 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), which provide for the conditions and modes of disposition, respectively.
Ultimately, these activities are aimed at efficiently facilitating trade by eliminating port and yard congestion, ensuring the smooth flow of business within the agency.
Through the continuous compliance with its mandates, the Bureau of Customs headed by Commissioner Rey Leoanrdo B. Guerrero, assures the public that it will remain steadfast in its efforts of ensuring unhampered delivery of its services, especially in these trying times that the movement of goods, essentials, and non-essentials, is deemed both substantial and critical.