(NAR) VOL. 6 NO. 1 / JANUARY - MARCH 1995
To prevent smuggling and other Customs fraud utilizing container yards and container freight stations as conduits.
2.1 This regulation shall be applied in full at the Port of Manila and at the Manila International Container Port and all CY/CFS under these ports' operational jurisdiction and control.
2.2 To the extent feasible and practicable, the provisions of this order must be observed by other ports operation Off-Dock CY/CFS.
3.1 Responsibility of the Port Collector - Overall Command Responsibility for the accomplishment of the objective of this order.
3.2 Responsibility of the Deputy Collector for Operations (DCO) or Duly Designated Official - Documentary/Records verification on compliance with the relevant CY/CFS Rules and Regulations and the achievement of the objective of this order. The work of the DCO may be grouped into two.
3.3 Responsibility of the Chief, PID - Physical Control over the shipment including pre-delivery spot checking as follows:
4.1 The provisions of Annex "A" shall govern the procedure for spotchecking and the evaluation of whether or not transfer may be allowed.
4.2 The Management Information Division of the Bureau, in coordination with the arrastre operator and the CY/CFS operators develop manual and computer based system to carry out the purposes of this and other relevant orders.
All memo orders inconsistent with the order are hereby deemed modified and or amended accordingly.
This order shall become effective on 1 March 1995.
Adopted: 9 Feb. 1995
(SGD.) GUILLERMO L. PARAYNO, JR.
Procedure in the Spotchecking of Containers for Transfers to an Off-Dock CY/CFS
The following guidelines shall be observed in the Spotchecking of containers for transfer to off-dock CY/CFS.
Objects of the Spotchecking
PID personnel assigned to conduct spotchecking of containers prior to transfer to an off-dock CY/CFS shall look for the following:
1.1 Unmanifested cargo.
1.2 Shipments/packages with the following discrepancies:
Guidelines in Spotchecking
2.1 Spotchecking shall be undertaken when the container is already on board the truck that will be utilized for transfer.
2.2 The spotchecking shall be done in a regular place jointly designated by BOC and the arrastre operator for the purpose.
2.3 Except where there are shipments not allowable for transfer to an off-dock CY/CFS, spotchecking shall not involve unloading of goods from the container but for Spotcheckers shall enter the container itself to achieve the purposes in part I.
Guidelines in Deciding Whether or Not to Allow Transfer
The transfer of a container shall not be allowed whenever the following are obtaining:
3.1 Presence of unmanifested cargo.
3.2 There are cargoes the packaging and or markings of which markedly differs from those stated in the manifest.
3.3 There are cargoes the measurements, weights and/or counts of which differ by more than 10% of the manifest data.
After the conduct of the spotcheck, a report shall be made to the Chief, PID with the following details:
1. Particulars of the container, i.e. vessels registry, number, size, off-deck CY-CFS.
2. Presence or absence of any disqualification for transfer.
3. Disposition of the container.
4. Suspicious shipment recommended for ALERT to the Formal Entry Division.
(SGD.) GUILLERMO L. PARAYNO