The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Davao led the coordination meeting with the Davao City Investment Promotion Center (DCIPC), where they discussed matters on trade facilitation to promote investment opportunities in Davao Region. The meeting was held at BOC Davao’s conference room on August 3, 2022.
DCIPC, Officer-in-Charge, April Marie C. Dayap will closely coordinate with BOC Davao in promoting trade and investments in the city through collaborative activities, including the Port’s participation in DCIPC’s investments opportunities and promotion activities by providing significant information on trade and future projects that will further make Davao an attractive destination for businessman, investors and entrepreneurs.
For BOC Davao, District Collector Atty. Erastus Sandino B. Austria discussed the Port’s accomplishments and initiatives, such as conducting Time Release Studies (TRS) to determine and address bottlenecks that hamper the release of goods. It will also partner with DCIPC to provide basic customs information and knowledge that can help the said Office educate investors about the customs clearance procedure.
Among others, the Port also shared its ISO Certification and Performance Governance System (PGS) enrollment which standardized the operational and administrative processes in the Bureau despite changes in administration.
BOC Davao will continue to engage in talks that focus on improving revenue collection efforts and trade facilitation that can help boost the economic development in the Davao Region.