BUREAU OF CUSTOMS
Customs Memorandum Order No. 45-2009
Supplemental Guidelines in the Implementation of
Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 27-2009 Regarding Tentative Release
Adopted: 06 Oct. 2009
Date Filed: 18 March 2010
1.1 To provide additional instructions concerning tentatively released shipments/cargoes in the implementation of the E2M Customs System.
1.2 To expedite release of legitimate cargoes upon arrival in the Philippines.
1.3 To facilitate trade
This covers shipments under tentative release governed by CMO 37-2001, as amended by CMO 7-2006, where all provisions are applicable except if they are inconsistent with the following:
2.1 Payments shall be under PASS5 (CAO 10-2008 and CMO 6-2009).
2.2 Entry Lodgment shall be through the Value Added Service Provider (VASP), thereby repealing Item IV.B paragraphs a to d.
2.3 The stamping of the word “VALUATION” on the Import Entry and Internal Revenue Declaration (IEIRD) provided in item IV.C paragraphs 3a and 3b and paragraph 7 is no longer required.
3.0 General Provisions
3.1 Tentative Release is the process where a shipment is released to the Importer to avoid delay while the Valuation and Classification Review Committee (VCRC) deliberates on the valuation and/or tariff classification issues.
3.2 The amount of guarantee shall be the difference in the amount of duties and taxes declared against the amount of duties and taxes computed based on the recommended value and/or tariff classification. Cash bond shall be the preferred form of guarantee, but other forms may be allowed subject to the approval of the District Collector.
3.3 All cash bonds posted shall be deposited with the In-House Banks under the BOC Trust Fund Account.
3.4 The amount of Docket Fees shall be in accordance with Customs Administrative Order (CAO) 2-2001. Docket Fees shall be included in the payment instruction to the Authorized Agent Bank (AAB) under “Other Charges”
3.5 Indicate in Box 13 the appropriate code as listed below:
Protested Amount Docket Fees Code
Up to Php 50,000 Php500.00 1
Over Php50,000 to Php100,000 Php600.00 2
Over Php100,000 to Php200,000 Php700.00 3
Over Php200,000 to Php300,000 Php800.00 4
Over Php300,000 to Php400,000 Php900.00 5
Over Php400,000 to Php500,000 Php1,000.00 6
Over Php500,000 to Php750,000 Php1,500.00 7
Over Php750,000 to Php1,000,000 Php2,000.00 8
Over Php1,000,000 Php3,000.00 9
3.6 The following Tentative Release Codes shall be selected from any of the following options only in the menu of discrepancies in the Inspection Act:
“TR-VCR” for Tentative Release, Valuation issue and hit by Valuation Screen
“TR-VAL” for Tentative Release, Valuation issue but not hit by Valuation Screen
“TR-CLS” for Tentative Release, Tariff Classification issue
“TR-VCL” for Tentative Release, Valuation and Classification issue
3.7 The import entry declaration shall be subject to post entry modification after the release of the decision of the VCRC or the Central Valuation and Classification Review and Ruling Committee ( CVCRRC) as the case may be.
4.0 Operational Provisions
4.1 The following steps in the e2m Customs System shall be observed for shipments NOT hit by Valuation Screen but with valuation issue where no guarantee is required (Appraiser-initiated):
4.1.1 After the VCRC Form 1 has been approved by the District Collector, the Customs Operations Officer (COO) III shall retrieve the Single Administrative Document (SAD) subject to Tentative Release and shall make the following changes:
188.8.131.52 Indicate the code as mentioned in Item 3.4 above for the corresponding amount of Docket Fee in “Box 13” of the SAD. The Docket Fee shall be automatically calculated by the E2M Customs System and included in the assessed amount.
184.108.40.206 Select in the Inspection Act the appropriate Tentative Release code indicated in item 3.6 above.
220.127.116.11 Indicate the Docket Number in the “Attached Document” page of the SAD.
18.104.22.168 Update the SAD in the E2M Customs System.
4.1.2 After the COO III has accomplished item 4.1.1, the COO V shall assess the SAD. Tentative assessment shall be based on the value and/or tariff classification declared by the importer/Customs broker.
4.1.3 A payment instruction shall be automatically sent to the AAB for debiting against the nominated bank account.
4.1.4 After confirmation of the payment under PASS5 by the AAB, the E2M Customs System shall automatically trigger a release instruction to the port operator/arrastre/CY-CFS.
4.2 The following steps in the E2M Customs System shall be observed for shipments hit by Valuation Screen and/or with tariff classification issue/s where guarantee is required:
4.2.1 After the VCRC Form 1 has been approved by the District Collector, the COO III shall retrieve the SAD subject to Tentative Release.
4.2.2 Indicate the code for the corresponding amount of Docket Fee in “Box 13” of the SAD. The Docket Fee shall be automatically calculated by the System and included in the assessed amount.
4.2.3 The COO III shall make the temporary changes in the SAD to reflect the recommended value and/or tariff heading.
4.2.4 The COO III shall “Verify” and “Remote Check” the SAD for the E2M Customs System to compute the “Temporary” amount of duties and taxes based on the recommended value and/or tariff classification.
4.2.5 The COO III shall print the “Temporary” SAD and its corresponding “Temporary” Assessment Notice (TAN).
4.2.6 The COO III shall compute the difference between the declared and the recommended customs duties and taxes which shall be reflected in the TAN as the amount of the guarantee.
4.2.7 The COO III and the COO V shall print their names and affix their signatures on the TAN.
4.2.8 The Importer or his authorized representative shall bring the TAN and the “Temporary” SAD to the In-House Bank for deposit of the cash bond.
4.2.9 The In-House Bank shall ensure that the amount of cash bond corresponds to the amount reflected in the TAN duly signed by the COO III and COO V. After verification, the In-House Bank shall accept the cash bond and shall deposit it under the BOC Trust Fund.
4.2.10 The In-House Bank shall use the Cash Payment Miscellaneous function in the E2M Customs System to issue an electronic Customs Payment Receipt (ECR) to the Importer. The ECR represents the receipt for the posted cash bond.
4.2.11 The Importer / Customs broker shall return to the COO III and COO V concerned showing his ECR.
4.2.12 The COO III shall retrieve from the E2M Customs System the SAD of the import declaration to be released tentatively and shall do the following:
22.214.171.124 Indicate the code for the corresponding amount of Docket Fee in “Box 13” of the SAD.
126.96.36.199 Select in the Inspection Act the appropriate Tentative Release code indicated in Item 3.6 above and the amount of guarantee posted.
188.8.131.52 Indicate the Docket Number and the Reference Number of the ECR in the “Attached Document” page of the SAD.
184.108.40.206 Update the SAD in the E2M Customs System.
4.2.13 Thereafter, the COO V shall “Assess” the SAD corresponding to the import declaration to be tentatively released. Assessment shall be based on the declared value and/or tariff classification.
4.2.14 Upon assessment by the COO V, a payment instruction shall be automatically sent by the E2M Customs System to the AAB.
4.2.15 Upon confirmation of payment of duties and taxes by the AAB, the E2M Customs System shall trigger a release instruction to the port operator/arrastre operator/CY-CFS.
Failure by the concerned parties to comply with the foregoing provisions shall subject erring parties to the imposition of appropriate sanctions, administrative, civil, and/or criminal, as may be warranted by the circumstances.
6.0 Repealing Clause
All Orders, Memoranda, Circulars or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Order, are hereby deemed repealed and/or modified accordingly.
7.0 Separability Clause
If any part or provision of this Order is declared invalid or illegal, the remaining portions shall remain valid.
This Order shall take effect immediately but shall be implemented in ports already implementing CMO 27-2009.
(SGD) NAPOLEON L. MORALES
BUREAU OF CUSTOMS
Customs Memorandum Order No. 46-2009
Amending Annex “A” of CMO 27-2009 – Procedures for the
Implementation of e2m Customs System - Phase 3: Import
Assessment System (IAS) in all Ports Nationwide
Adopted: 09 Oct. 2009
Date Filed: 18 March 2010
Be it known to the public that the Annex “A”* of CMO 27-2009 shall be amended accordingly as attached.
The said annex shall contain the additional codes that will recognize Conditionally Free Importation like exemptions from duty, excise and/or VAT, and other uses.
This order shall take effect immediately.
(SGD.) NAPOLEON L. MORALES