Port fees put Customs, PPA on collision course

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has opposed several provisions of a proposed Customs Administrative Order (CAO) that seeks to establish temporary storage facilities for overstaying and abandoned cargoes at the Port of Manila and the Manila International Container Port.


PPA Assistant General Manager Hector Miole, in a recent position paper, said the draft CAO diminished the jurisdiction of the port authority, particularly in relation to the provision that would allow the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to impose rates for storage services in identified Customs Facilities and Warehouses (CFW).


Miole said Section 2.5 of the draft order ”may imply that the BOC will is…

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