BOC recognized for its transformation efforts

Published December 1, 2019, 2:58 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Betheena Kae Unite 

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has passed the initiation stage of the Performance Governance System (PGS), which was tapped by the bureau to assist in its reform efforts over corruption and trade facilitation.

The bureau also received the Gold Governance Trailblazer award, the highest PGS award, during the Public Governance Forum Revalida, a regular event organized by the Solidarity in Asia (ISA) that features public performance reports from national government agencies and local government units who are aspiring to advance to the various stages of the good governance pathway.

Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero (BOC / MANILA BULLETIN)
Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero
(BOC / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

During the forum, Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, who initiated embarking on the system towards organizational transformation, presented the bureau’s drive to address the various challenges of the agency through its four-year Strategic Roadmap.

It aims to transform the Customs bureau into a transparent, responsive, and world-class Customs administration by 2022, providing fiscal strength, economic growth, and border security.

“Integral to this roadmap is the core and support functions that are critical to achieving the Customs objectives. These core functions include Pre-shipment, Assessment, Payment, Clearance, Post-Clearance Audit. The five support functions are Organizational Development, Integrity Development, Trade Facilitation, Security and Protection, and Financial Management. All these functions must be in full working mode for the BoC to perform, reform and transform,” the commissioner reported.

Guerrero also laid down the bureau’s pre-initiated transformation efforts which include the publication of 40 Customs Administrative Orders to harmonize and rationalize policies and procedures; the stabilization of the E2M to service the operational requirement of the strategic roadmap; zero backlog in the processing of application for accreditation of importers and customs brokers; and the implementation of the seven IT support systems.

“We are committed to enhancing trade facilitation that favors growth and we will continue to work for a Customs administration that is world-class and at par with global standards. To get there, the imperatives of good governance, professionalism, and integrity will be instilled both in the institution and in the individuals,” Guerrero stressed.

The bureau was commended by the PGS panelists for its transformation efforts. Among the members of the panel were: Atty. Alexander Lacson, Trustee, ISA; Undersecretary Emmanuel Bautista, executive director, Cabinet Cluster on Security, Justice and Peace; former Customs commissioner Guillermo Parayno; John Forbes, senior adviser of American Chamber of Commerce; and Gina Dela Vega-Cruz, fellow of Institute of Corporate Directors.

 
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BOC recognized for its transformation efforts

Published December 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Betheena Kae Unite 

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has passed the initiation stage of the Performance Governance System (PGS), which was tapped by the bureau to assist in its reform efforts over corruption and trade facilitation.

The bureau also received the Gold Governance Trailblazer award, the highest PGS award, during the Public Governance Forum Revalida, a regular event organized by the Solidarity in Asia (ISA) that features public performance reports from national government agencies and local government units who are aspiring to advance to the various stages of the good governance pathway.

Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero (BOC / MANILA BULLETIN)
Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero
(BOC / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

During the forum, Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, who initiated embarking on the system towards organizational transformation, presented the bureau’s drive to address the various challenges of the agency through its four-year Strategic Roadmap.

It aims to transform the Customs bureau into a transparent, responsive, and world-class Customs administration by 2022, providing fiscal strength, economic growth, and border security.

“Integral to this roadmap is the core and support functions that are critical to achieving the Customs objectives. These core functions include Pre-shipment, Assessment, Payment, Clearance, Post-Clearance Audit. The five support functions are Organizational Development, Integrity Development, Trade Facilitation, Security and Protection, and Financial Management. All these functions must be in full working mode for the BoC to perform, reform and transform,” the commissioner reported.

Guerrero also laid down the bureau’s pre-initiated transformation efforts which include the publication of 40 Customs Administrative Orders to harmonize and rationalize policies and procedures; the stabilization of the E2M to service the operational requirement of the strategic roadmap; zero backlog in the processing of application for accreditation of importers and customs brokers; and the implementation of the seven IT support systems.

“We are committed to enhancing trade facilitation that favors growth and we will continue to work for a Customs administration that is world-class and at par with global standards. To get there, the imperatives of good governance, professionalism, and integrity will be instilled both in the institution and in the individuals,” Guerrero stressed.

The bureau was commended by the PGS panelists for its transformation efforts. Among the members of the panel were: Atty. Alexander Lacson, Trustee, ISA; Undersecretary Emmanuel Bautista, executive director, Cabinet Cluster on Security, Justice and Peace; former Customs commissioner Guillermo Parayno; John Forbes, senior adviser of American Chamber of Commerce; and Gina Dela Vega-Cruz, fellow of Institute of Corporate Directors.

 
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