All Transport Network, one of the country’s leading international freight forwarder and logistics providers, recently hosted talk and seminar on global best practices for its stakeholders called “The Executive Approach,” which was held at the One Shang Place in Mandaluyong City.
The seminar was about increasing efficiency and effectiveness—an in-depth presentation on import/export and international trade laws, rules and practices.
“The Asean Economic Community is envisioned as “a stable, prosperous and highly competitive Asean economic region in which there is a free flow of goods, services, investment and a freer flow of capital, equitable economic development and reduced poverty and socio-economic disparities,” said ATN’s guest speaker Cris John D. Garcia, Bureau of Customs chairman under Private Public Partnership and founding trustee of Super Green Lane Plus Association of the Philippines.
Garcia guided the audience through the entire importation procedure including Basic Import and Export; Import Rules and Regulations; Freight and Ancillary Cost; Other Shipping Charges; Valuation, Customs Duty and Tax; and International Freight Billing and Tax. He also gave them tips and ideas about the Bureau of Custom’s goals and mindset.
“The BOC has a monthly quota to meet and they are usually strict in inspections towards the end of every month,” stressed Garcia. He also underscored the importance of properly declaring all cargo that these companies import and explained how some companies can apply to be part of the Super Green Lane Plus, which is a group of importers with a clean record and good reputation with BOC.
“Holding a free seminar for our esteemed clients is one way of showing our gratitude for their trust and loyalty for the past 30 years and counting,” said All Transport Network chief executive officer Mary Lou Estrada. “We wish to create value to our patrons. Hence, it is of greater importance for them to be well-informed and embrace global best practices,” she added.
By air, sea, and land, All Transport Network transports goods and equipment throughout the world—ensuring safe and prompt delivery according to each client’s unique characteristics. ATN has been one of the most outstanding freight forwarding companies in the Philippines for 30 years, signified by its membership in an exclusive and prestigious worldwide network of independent freight forowarders.