BOC-Davao col­lec­tion in 2017 up by 20%

Sun.Star Davao - - BUSINESS -

AC­TUAL col­lec­tion of the Port of Davao in 2017 in­creased by 20.84 per­cent (%) to P16.43 bil­lion from only P11.89 bil­lion in 2016, said Bureau of Cus­toms (BOC) Davao.

From the data pro­vided by BOC, the vol­ume of trans­ac­tions made in the Port of Davao through the Bureau of Cus­toms (BOC) in 2017 has also in­creased by 23.19% to 6.16 bil­lion kilo­grams (kg) from al­most 5 bil­lion kg in 2016. This trans­lates to a to­tal of 26,361 trans­ac­tions made in the port for the en­tire 2017.

The data fur­ther states that the top 10 com­modi­ties im­ported through the port based on their value are (1) min­eral fu­els, min­eral oils and prod­ucts of their dis­til­la­tion; bi­tu­miDIRECT nous sub­stances; min­eral waxes, (2) iron and steel, (3) boil­ers, ma­chin­ery and me­chan­i­cal ap­pli­ances; parts thereof (4) fer­til­iz­ers, (5) miscellaneous chem­i­cal prod­ucts, (6) elec­tri­cal ma­chin­ery and equip­ment and parts thereof; sound recorders and re­pro­duc­ers, tele­vi­sion im­age and sound recorders and re­pro­duc­ers, and parts and ac­ces­sories of such ar­ti­cles (7) ce­ramic prod­ucts, (8) ar­ti­cles of iron and steel, (9) an­i­mal or veg­etable fats and oils and their cleav­age prod­ucts; pre­pared ed­i­ble fats, an­i­mal or veg­etable waxes, and (10) plas­tics and ar­ti­cles thereof.

These prod­ucts are usu­ally com­ing from China, In­done­sia, Korea,

rea, United States, Viet­nam, Malaysia, Rus­sia, Ja­pan, Sin­ga­pore, and Thai­land.

Top 10 com­pany im­porters for 2017 in­clude Seaoil Philip­pines, Inc.; SteelAsia Manufacturing Corp.; Phoenix Pe­tro­leum Philip­pines, Inc.; TWA Inc.; Petro­trade Philip­pines, Inc.; In­su­lar Oil Cor­po­ra­tion; Dole Philip­pines, Inc.; Therma South, Inc.; Chevron Philip­pines, Inc.; and San Miguel Con­sol­i­dated Power Corp.

“I can at­tribute the in­crease in rev­enue col­lec­tion in the ro­bust health of the lo­cal econ­omy where we op­er­ate. Our econ­omy in Davao Re­gion is very healthy with Gross Do­mes­tic Prod­uct (GDP) in 2016 amount­ing to more than 9 per­cent…Even more so now that the President Ro­drigo Duterte is from Davao City. We are ex­pect­ing bet­ter num­bers for the years for­ward. Sec­ond fac­tor is the proper ad­min­is­tra­tion of cus­toms rules and pro­ce­dures,” said BOC Davao District Col­lec­tor Dino Aus­tria.

He added that the in­creased in rev­enue can also be at­trib­uted to the in­creased com­pe­tency of the em­ploy­ees through im­prov­ing their gen­eral knowl­edge of their func­tion, co­or­di­na­tion with proper of­fices, and strict im­ple­men­ta­tion of BOC’s code of con­duct.

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