Customs Rules in Compact Disc

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Customs Rules in Compact Disc


Customs Commissioner Titus B. Villanueva yesterday said that the Bureau of Customs (BoC), in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada, has completed a Compact Disc-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) format of a compendium on the rules and regulations and other significant decrees issued by the bureau from 1990 to 2000.

Villanueva said through the disc, it will be easier to get BoC rules and regulations and administrative orders, memorandum orders, and other official directives for ready reference to guide the public in transactions with the agency.

This latest initiative is in line with the vision of the customs chief to provide a "road map" to put things in order to help builda conducive business climate in the country under the Arroyo administration.

"In this CD-ROM format, records and files of customs rules and regulations are now easy to find for ready reference through computers or at the flick of a mouse," Villanueva said.

Villanueva said that it has been a perennial problem in the BoC when one has to look for relevant laws and issuances to chart one's transaction in the bureau and more often, one has to deal with conflicting and antiquated rules the BoC has issued, which confuses an individual in his dealings with the collecting agency.

"One may find himself in doubt on what law or rule to apply to a particular transaction. …

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