THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) intercepted a P1.5 million shipment of steel pipes from China at the Port of Davao Thursday morning, July 27.
In a report released by the bureau, the BOC Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) the steel pipes were declared as 2,060 packages of square tubes from Xiamen, China.
It is consigned to Yagnas 08 Importation Trading located at Purok 17, Block 4 Lot 2 Bongbong in Malagamot, Davao City.
The shipper was identified as Shenzhen Chuangfufeixiang Commerce Co. Ltd. with an office address at South Wing Fu Bldg. 23A Building State-owned Enterprises, Step Futian District in Shenzhen, China.
BOC-Enforcement Group deputy commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno said the importers did not have a clearance from the Department of Trade and Industry's Bureau of Product Standards.
ESS-Port of Davao recommended a warrant of seizure and detention against the shipment for violating Section 1113 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act of 2016.
The shipment is at Sasa Wharf container yard holding area to preserve the value and quality of the seized steel pipes. The shipment will be auctioned off.
Nepomuceno said the bureau will not tolerate any illegality and/or violation that the private sector has gotten used to do in the government.