Ongoing Tax Briefings on PCA and PDP

The Indirect Tax Sub-service Line (SSL) of the SGV Tax Services Group hosted the first of a series of tax briefings to clients last 29 January. The briefings cover Post Clearance Audit (PCA) and the Prior Disclosure Program (PDP) pursuant to Customs Administrative Order No. 1-2019.

The briefings aim to provide updated information on the new Bureau of Customs (BOC) audit procedure and remedies of the importers to contest the findings of the BOC, as well as guidelines on how to prepare for a customs audit.

Session speakers include SGV Tax Principals Lucil Vicerra, Stephanie Nava and Victor De Dios, and Senior Director Arlyn Sarmiento-Sy. Representatives from various sectors such as manufacturing, power, mining, real estate and construction, transportation, public utilities, media and entertainment, and traders and distributors were present during the briefing.

The briefings will run until 15 February 2019. For more information and for the full schedule of the succeeding briefings, please email: or

The Indirect Tax SSL will also conduct a separate public seminar on 19 February 2019 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) at the New World Makati Hotel. For more information, please email: or call TL: (632)891-0307 local 7253, DL: (632)978-7253, or mobile no. (+63)917-327-7253; or you may visit