Scope of the Practice of Customs Broker
Customs Broker Profession involves services consisting of consultation, preparation of customs requisite document for imports and exports, declaration of customs duties and taxes, preparation signing, filing, lodging and processing of import and export entries; representing importers and exporters before any government agency and private entities in cases related to valuation and classification of imported articles and rendering of other professional services in matters relating to customs and tariff laws its procedures and practices.
A customs brokers and shall be considered in the practices of the profession if the nature and character of his/her employment in private enterprises requires professional knowledge in the field of customs and tariff administration. He/She is also deemed in the practice of custom Broker profession if he/she teaches customs and tariff administration subjects in any university, college or school duly recognized by the government.
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9280
AN ACT REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF CUSTOMS BROKERS PROFESSION IN THE PHILIPPINES, CREATING FOR THE PURPOSE A PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY BOARD FOR CUSTOMS BROKERS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE.
This Act provides for and shall govern:
- The standardization and regulation of customs administration education;
- The examination and registration of customs brokers; and
- The supervision, control and regulation of the practice and customs broker profession.
On July 1, 1957, the Board of Customs Brokers was created, pursuant to Part I of Title VIII of Republic Act No. 1937 also known as the “Tariff and Customs Code.” The Board was then composed of three members, with the Commissioner of Customs as the ex-officio Chairman. On October 27, 1972, the law was amended by Presidential Decree No. 34, amending the qualifications for admission to the customs brokers examination. The number of Board members was likewise increased from three to five with the Commissioner of Customs as Chairman, the Tariff Commissioner as an ex-officio
Chamber of Customs Brokers (CCB)
Rm. 107 Port of Manila Buillding.
South Harbor, Manila
Telefax No.: 527-6801 / 527-5340
Fax No.: 527-1980
Re-accredited Res. No. 03 dated November 5, 2008
The Chamber of Customs Brokers is the national organization of Customs Brokers which was duly accredited by PRC on November 13, 1991.
The Chamber has more than 3,000 members engaged in the brokerage business, either in their individual capacity, in partnership with other customs brokers, and as principal or alternate customs brokers of brokerage companies.
It is affiliated with the International Federation of Customs Brokers Association, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the Philippine Federation of Professional Association, and the Port Users Confederation.
The CCBI pursues the following objectives:
- to promote better understanding between the Customs Brokerage Industry and the Private Sector;
- to serve as an advocacy group in its consultations with the Bureau of Customs;
- to assist the Bureau Customs in the formulation of policies and operational reforms; and d) to conduct continuing education program.