SGV Logistics Leader and IDT Principal Stephanie V. Nava (SVN), Senior Director Alden Patrick C. Labaguis, and Associate Director Gracia Mae A. Beronilla led a webinar titled Customs Audit (Overview, Post Clearance Audit, Common Issues and Controversy Management) for member companies of the Super Green Lane (SGL) Association on 22 October 2021. Participants included representatives of the SGL Association from all over the Philippines.
SVN, Atty. Labaguis, and Atty. Beronilla with SGL Association President CJ Garcia addressing questions at the webinar
SGL Association President CJ Garcia welcomed participants to the webinar. He was followed by SVN, who began her session with an overview of the Bureau of Customs (BoC), particularly updates on the collection efforts of the Bureau in relation to its Post Clearance Audit (PCA) and Prior Disclosure Program (PDP).
Alden covered PCA and Common Issues. He discussed the important provisions and procedures to be taken when a client receives an Audit Notification Letter as stated under the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and various BoC regulations. He also provided reminders regarding the Common Issues that importers encounter with the BoC. Lasty, Gracia discussed the importance of conducting a Customs Compliance Review and its relation to the availment of the PDP.
The session was followed by an open forum where the speakers addressed participants’ questions.
The webinar’s organizing team included Tax Senior Associates Lauren Mendoza and Francis Escala.