In a report from Manila Bulletin, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said that it is firm that it will implement pre-shipment inspection (PSI) on all imports.
Despite of the opposition from industry groups and stakeholders, Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla said that it will continue to revive the PSI of cargoes starting in June.
“We hope they will see pre-shipment inspection not just as an added cost but also as a way for government to protect PUC’s own members from smuggling,” he said.
According to the BOC chief, PSI is a “way to expedite clearance of goods upon arrival in the Philippines.”
Sevilla, in a recent meeting with stakeholders, added that BOC would absolutely impose the measure despite of the additional cost that would be entailed by the PSI for importers.