BOC eyes P7.2-M revenue from MICP auction in May

MANILA The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is expecting some PHP7.1 million in revenues from a public auction sale of various goods at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) scheduled next month.

In a statement Thursday, the BOC said the estimated revenue to be collected is P7,194,700 at the sale which will be held on May 8, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at the Conference Room of the Office of the District Collector of the port in Tondo, Manila.

According to the Auction and Cargo Disposal Division (ACDD) of the MICP, the auction will be held through sealed bidding.

It will cover four sale lots of various goods including two 40-footer containers of kitchenware, plastic cup, plastic bag, plastic brush, plastic artificial flower, ladies casual synthetic shoes, men's casual synthetic shoes, T-shirts, pens, hook hinges with a floor price of PHP2 million.

Also up for bidding are six containers consigned to EMT Trading pegged at a total floor price of PHP5.1 million which include 1x40' container with 100 packages of cellphone accessories, ladies bag, universal charger, office cabinet, office chair, and kegerator with a floor price of PHP1 million; 1x40' container of I-tech T-shirts and drums of yellow dye pegged at PHP500,000; 1x40' container containing 663 packages of cooling mat, shoe rack, slipshort, leggings, working gloves, reflective vest, PVC pipe, horn, pencil case, and caps valued at PHP1 million.

Another 1x40' container of 765 packages of rolled fabrics, ladies underwear, and gloves with a floor price of PHP1 million; 1x40' container of adjustable wrench, air hose, angle grinder, angle polisher, aspirator blower, ball point, hix key, base board and head board, battery charger and starter, claw hammer, booster cable, chain block, masonry drill bits, cut off saw worth PHP800,000; and 1x40 container of scrub, brush and knockdown plastic broom with a floor price of PHP800,000.

These shipments had undergone K9 inspection upon earlier instruction of Customs chief Isidro Lapena to strictly examine all its shipments which have been sitting at MICP.

The company (EMT Trading) is now facing charges for its involvement in the importation of hundreds of kilos of illegal drugs in 2017. The BOC has also revoked its importer's accreditation.

Other goods to be auctioned include two pallets food flavoring with a floor price of PHP61,200 and 1x20 container with 67 boxes of duralock t-head square hole pegged at PHP33,500.

Public viewing of merchandise and pre-bid conference for all qualified bidders is on May 3 and 4 at the said port.

Those who would like to participate in the bidding may inquire with ACDD-MICP at telephone number 245-4101 loc. 2283 or 247-0977. Complete details are available on the BOC website, www.customs.gov.ph.

The auction will be conducted in pursuant to the provisions of Section 1139 to 1150 of the Republic Act No. 10863 otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) of 2016 and other relevant Customs Memorandum Orders, Customs Administrative Orders. (PR)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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