DOF-BOC donates fish, rice to OCD

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has donated various forfeited goods to the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) – Department of National Defense (DND), following the directive of Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez to dispose of goods in Customs custody as an aid to poor Filipinos affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Bureau of Customs signed the Deed of Donation of the 320 containers of rice and 186 containers of frozen bonito, mackerel, moonfish, squid and round scad at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) which were abandoned/forfeited and were deemed properties of the government pursuant to Section 1129 and 1130 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

The said donation is pursuant to the provisions of the Joint Administrative Order No. 20-01 that abandoned/forfeited cargoes shall be given to the OCD for distribution.

To ensure that donations are fit for human consumption, the goods shall undergo examination and certification with the Bureau of Plant Industry and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources prior to its distribution.

Last week, the BOC-Port of Davao also donated various personal protective equipment and medical emergency supplies to Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and to different medical facilities in Mindanao.

Under Section 1141 (Mode of Disposition) of the CMTA, goods in BOC’s custody that are up for disposal “may be donated to another government agency or declared for official use of the Bureau, after approval of the Secretary of Finance, or sold at a public auction at the Port where the goods are located and published electronically or in a newspaper of general circulation.”

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Posted by Bureau of Customs PH on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

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