IT has been a long tradition in the Bureau of Customs that imported goods are not properly describe during processing/examination/assessment. It is usually declared in GENERAL FORMS or not specific in their declarations of goods in their Import Entry forms.
But under Customs Administrative Order (CAO) – 8 – 2007 issued by former commissioner of customs Napoleon ‘Boy’ Morales, stated that all imported goods shall be properly describe and identify to ensure proper revenue collection can be collected in each articles.
However this CAO was disregarded and habitually violated for a reason known only to them for a long period of time.
Then came the New Administration and reforms was instituted in the Bureau of Customs and now the new chief of the BoC – Import Assessment Services Division is complying ang gave instruction to implement CAO-8-2007. The responsibility was given to all customs examiners and to the chief of the Formal Entry division/ assessment officer to comply with this CAO.
Even the Brokers and importers are given warning by the chief of BOC-IAS and for those who will fail to comply with this order, their accreditation will be suspended or terminated.
The Import Assessment Service is responsible for valuation information of articles or datas and can be subjected to increase in valuation if deem necessary and to collect the proper revenue.
Ricky “Tisoy” Carvajal