PHILIPPINES: Bureau of Customs reimagined

Source: Inquirer Net

When one thinks about the Bureau of the Customs (BOC), the next thought is almost always rampant graft and corruption. And for various reasons, many of them entirely justified.

But the current leadership led by Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero is intent on removing that stigma stubbornly attached to the government agency that will celebrate its 119th anniversary tomorrow.

After all, the BOC is mandated to perform key functions, including assessing and collecting customs revenues, curbing illicit trade and facilitating the exchange of goods within and outside the country’s borders through an efficient and effective customs management system.

And they believe they are well on their way to making BOC achieve its vision to become “a modern and credible customs administration that will be among the world’s best.”

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