The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will widen coverage of the Electronic Tracking of Containerized Cargoes (E-TRACC) System in August.
In Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group (AOCG) Memo No. 398-2021 dated July 19, AOCG deputy commissioner Atty. Edward James Dy Buco said the system will now cover import containers from the ports of Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Subic bound for customs bonded warehouses (CBWs), off-dock container yards/container freight stations, and cold storage warehouses.
Affected stakeholders must register online with the E-TRACC system at www.ecms.ph from July 19 to August 6. Failure to do so will delay processing of customs clearance, AOCG Memo 398-2021 notes.
Target implementation at the covered ports is as follows: Subic port reefers and Cebu port CBWs – August 9; Cebu port reefer – August 16; and Davao port and Cagayan de Oro port reefers – August 23.
The web-based E-TRACC system was launched by BOC last year to track inland movement of containerized cargoes during transit and transfer to other customs territories and facilities. It allows BOC to track, monitor, and audit the location and condition of cargoes, as well as obtain real-time alarms on diversion and tampering of cargoes.
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