BoC-NAIA condemns 3 tons of unsafe goods

August 25, 2020

THREE tons of ‘unsafe goods’ were condemned by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) – Port of NAIA.

NAIA District Collector Mimel Talusan said that  the goods were disposed of in Trece Martires, Cavite on Monday, August 24, 2020.

These included expired food supplies, dietary supplements and medicines which were imported without the necessary Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and clearances that pose health risks to the public.

Also included in the condemned items were potentially hazardous used cellphones which were imported without clearances from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

Talusan said the continuous condemnation of overstaying and unsafe goods is part of Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero's thrust to inspect all abandoned and overstaying cargoes and the immediately disposal of the same.

“The BOC-NAIA continues to comply with the directive of the BOC Commissioner for the continued condemnation activities of abandoned goods to check more hazardous and illegal  goods and decongest warehouses,” she said.

The BOC, she added, remains committed to enhance trade facilitation through the improvement of its facilities amid the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic.