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Manila Customs Chief Orders Tight Watch On Steel Imports

Steel News - Published on Mon, 16 Sep 2019

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Manila Times reported that BUREAU of Customs Commissioner Mr Rey Leonardo Guerrero ordered a tight watch on all incoming imported steel bars amid reports that substandard steel products continue to flood the country. Assistant Customs Commissioner Vincent Philip Maronilla told The Manila Times said that “Commissioner Guerrero ordered that all steel importations be subjected to post clearance audit and to do excessive profiling on importers. Strict instructions were also made on the ground on the entry of steel products. Commissioner Guerrero is taking seriously the information of Presidential Anti Corruption Commission Chairman Dante Jimenez and would not take the matter sitting down under his leadership.”

He said the implications were not just on Customs and the DTI, but on the structural integrity of buildings that puts people in grave danger.

This is in reaction to the paper’s report on Friday that top officials of the Department of Trade and Industry and BoC were allegedly in collusion with big steel manufacturers in facilitating the entry of substandard steel, which deprives the government of billions of pesos in taxes and duties.

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Posted By : Amom Remju on Mon, 16 Sep 2019
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