BOC releases new rules for accreditation of importers, brokers

  • The Bureau of Customs has released new rules for accreditation of importers and brokers
  • This is in line with the order of the Department of Finance to revert to the bureau the power to accredit and register customs brokers and importers
  • For importers who will renew their accreditation with the bureau, they shall secure updated general information sheet

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has released new rules for accreditation of its stakeholders, in line with the order of the Department of Finance to revert to the bureau the power to accredit and register customs brokers and importers.

In a memorandum signed by Commissioner Isidro Lapena, the BOC listed the documentary requirements for the accreditation supplementary to the revised guidelines for registration of importers and customs brokers stated in Customs Memorandum 11-2014.

“In a bid to streamline the requirements for accreditation, Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) Number 5-2018 stipulates that the submission of the Bureau of Internal Revenue Importer Clearance Certificate (ICC) and Broker Clearance Certificate (BCC) is no longer required,” the BOC said in a statement.

“Instead of the two documents, new importer shall secure the AMO application form; BOC official receipt evidencing payment of P1,000 processing fee; affidavit designating authorized signatories in import entries; two valid IDs; NBI clearance; latest general information sheet; personal profile of applicant and responsible officers; company profile; address of warehouse; proof of lawful occupancy; list of importables (LOI); printed Client Profile Registration System (CPRS) notification; endorsement from the collector; BIR registration; latest income tax return; and Mayor’s permit,” it further stated.

On the other hand, importers who will renew their accreditation shall secure updated general information sheet; company profile; address of warehouse; proof of lawful occupancy; updated LOI; printed CPRS notification; income tax return for the past three years; and Mayor’s permit.

“Licensed customs brokers who are applying for accreditation with the bureau shall submit AMO application form; BOC official receipt evidencing payment of P1,000 processing fee; valid PRC card; list of clients with addresses and contact details; list of representatives with personal details, photos and specimen signature; printed CPRS notification; BIR registration; latest income tax return; NBI clearance; and certificate of good standing issued by the PRC-accredited national organization for customs brokers,” the BOC disclosed.

“While customs brokers applying for renewal shall submit updated professional profile; valid PRC card; updated list of clients with addresses and contact details; updated list of representatives with personal details, photos and specimen signature; printed CPRS notification; income tax return for the past three years; NBI clearance; and certificate of good standing issued by the PRC-accredited national organization for customs brokers,” it added.

The CMO 5-2018 is effective May 17, 15 calendar days after its newspaper publication on May 2, 2018.

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