Customs quash forfeited houseware and ladies amounting to 1.75M

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said on Saturday it has destroyed various forfeited goods worth P1.75 million in an accredited facility of RMM Trading Waste Management in Kawit, Cavite.

In a statement, the BOC said the destruction of seized goods is in line with the public interest and transparency on the disposition of forfeited goods thru condemnation.

“The destroyed wet cartons, spray head, expired hair color, and used metal/electronic scrap of 86’ers Enterprise and Tradeport Int’l Link is estimated to be worth P1.75 million,” it said.

The BOC said that based on a report, the 40-footer shipment of 86’ers Enterprise was “ipso facto” forfeited in favor of the government for violation of Section 1400 for misdeclaration, misclassification, undervaluation in goods declaration of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

The shipment was declared as houseware and ladies accessories but were found to contain wet cartons, spray head, expired hair color, according to the BOC.

On the other hand, the scrap metal shipment of Tradeport Int’l Link which arrived in 2017 was forfeited for violation of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order 36, Series of 2004.

Both forfeited items came from China in separate dates, the BOC said.

“There are some importations which are freely importable, regulated, and prohibited. The scrap metals are regulated goods which need import permit before it can be released in customs custody,” it said.

Condemnation activities at the Port of Subic and Port of Manila are also scheduled next week, according to the BOC.