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In 2021, BOC will collect an additional P113 million from the X-ray project.

Through its X-ray Inspection Project, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) received more than PHP113 million in additional income last year (XIP).

According to the latest figures released on Friday, the agency collected PHP113,721,158.80 in customs and taxes from January to December last year, up 13% over the previous year’s collection of PHP100,604,244.73.

At the same time, the XIP reported that it scanned 847,950 containers last year, a 65 percent increase over the previous year and an improvement in scanning rate performance.

From January to December 2020, the BOC scanned a total of 513,474 containers.

The BOC was also able to collect enhanced additional revenues thanks to the use of 124 X-ray equipment and the deployment of four additional newly bought machines.

In 2021, the XIP aided in the arrest of illegal narcotics and various smuggled commodities worth a total of Php363,130,812.77 on the street.

Under the direction of Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, the BOC has improved its operational performance by improving trade facilitation, increasing revenue collection, and beefing up border security.

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