As part of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) commitment to enhance border security and trade facilitation, the Port of NAIA in partnership with the People’s Air Cargo (PAIRCARGO) inaugurated the latest addition to the scanning capabilities with the introduction of the warehouse’s 2nd X-ray machine.
The event was attended by BOC Internal Administration Group (IAG) Deputy Commissioner Donato B. San Juan. Also in attendance were Port of NAIA District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan, PAIRCARGO President and CEO Joseph C. Madrigal, XIP Acting Chief Gen. Roberto T. Ancan, deputy collectors and officials of the Bureau of Customs Port of NAIA and PAIRCARGO.
The machine was procured by PAIRCARGO to bolster its processing and releasing capabilities. The new machine XIS-1818 was procured from Astrophysics. The scanner features a 6-color imaging enabling it to scan various composition of materials. Also evident in the scanner is the deep penetration capability that can ensure that concealment cannot be done during non-intrusive examination of parcels and boxes.
In her statement BOC-NAIA District Collector Carmelita Talusan welcomed the addition of the new equipment. She lauded the initiative of PAIRCARGO adding that the strong partnership between BOC and the warehouse resulted to better service to importers and brokers. Talusan added that the inauguration is the result of the continuing reform efforts of the Bureau which is starting to gain the trust and commitment of its partners which has led to their investment in added capabilities to maximize the improved processing of the Bureau of Customs.
The Port of NAIA’s strong partnership with service providers and warehouses has resulted to a successful campaign against smuggling as evidenced by the Port’s total seizures amounting to Php ₱157,066,144.84 for 2021.
An estimated Php 95.42 million worth of unregistered medicines, smuggled luxury goods, and unregistered beauty products were intercepted in Paircargo since 2018 to present.
The Port of NAIA continues to champion BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero’s thrust to strengthen border security, trade facilitation and lawful revenue collection.