BoC Automates Post Clearance Audit, Plugs Revenue Leakages

The Post Clearance Audit Group-Trade Information and Risk Analysis Office of the Bureau of Customs reported today that 492 importers were recommended for a post-clearance audit in 2022.

The move resulted from the BoC’s improved Computer-Aided Risk Management System which determines import transactions that pose revenue-related red flags. The system ensures the recovery of deficient duties and taxes and the imposition of sanctions provided in the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

The BoC launched the system in 2022. It is pursuant to Customs Administrative Order 01-2019.

The system aims to automate and computerize the process of risk profiling analysis and selectivity, resulting in identifying potential priority audit candidates.

It can determine transactions manifesting potential revenue leaks arising from possible undervaluation of customs value and other components of the dutiable value and landed cost.

In addition, the CARMS database provides easy access to analytics of the Bureau’s import transactions from 2009 to the present, which allows the conduct of systematic benchmarking and reviewing of historical trade data to determine compliance markers of a group of importers or a specific industry.

Under the leadership of Customs Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz, the BoC continues to automate its procedures and processes, aligned with the 8-point socio-economic agenda of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., to enhance the digital economy in the country.


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