Cebu Importer, Broker Charged for Misdeclaration

Cebu Importer, Broker Charged for Misdeclaration

Port of Cebu, Cebu City. (19 July 2019) – The Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) drive to safeguard the country’s borders and collect the appropriate duties and taxes has resulted in the seizure of four luxury vehicles, misdeclared as car accessories.

Charges were filed against a certain Melanie Yason Serrano, sole proprietress of KYLEMAN GENERAL MERCHANDISE, the consignee, and her Licensed Customs Broker Erwin Roy Vito Rojas.

The misdeclared shipment which arrived at the Port of Cebu on December 19, 2018 was found to contain four luxury vehicles namely: one (1) unit Range Rover, one (1) unit Mercedes Benz, one (1) unit Porsche 911 and one (1) unit Alfa Romeo.

The consignee failed to pay the thirty five million-peso duties and taxes and instead paid only one hundred nineteen thousand pesos due to misdeclaration.

Misdeclared importation violates  Section 1401 in relation to Sections 1400, 405 and 412 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), as well as Article 172 in relation to Article 171 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC), as amended.

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