Tax Partner Stephanie V. Nava (SVN), Senior Director Alden Patrick C. Labaguis, and Senior Associate Lauren Antonette M. Mendoza, in collaboration with PortCalls, led a webinar on "Latest Customs Regulations (January to September 2021)” last Friday, 29 October 2021 via Zoom. Over 90 participants from several industries were present at the event.
Latest Customs Regulations webinar speakers during Q&A
Mariel KIiatchko from PortCalls introduced SGV Indirect Tax Partner Stephanie V. Nava (SVN) as the opening speaker. SVN began the session with an overview of the Bureau of Customs, particularly updates on the collection efforts of the Bureau in relation to its Post Clearance Audit (PCA) and Prior Disclosure Program (PDP) and its relevance and importance in the logistics industry.
Senior Director Alden Patrick C. Labaguis and Senior Associate Lauren Antonette M. Mendoza discussed the relevant customs updates from March to September 2021. The discussion included customs regulations under the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) of particular interest to the logistics sector (i.e., Compendium of Penalties under the CMTA, Manual of Appeals Procedure under the CMTA).
The event included an open forum where the speakers were joined by Mr. Dexter Pedreza, VP-Professional Development of the Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. to address several questions from the participants.
The webinar’s organizing team included Tax Senior Associates Lauren Mendoza and Francis Escala.