BOC launches National Customs Intelligence System
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has launched the National Customs Intelligence System (NCIS) in a bid to foster a robust exchange of information within the agency.
The bureau said Wednesday that the NCIS, which was launched on June 27, is a web portal that serves as a “secured data warehouse of intelligence information” from different BOC office units which include the Accounts Management Office; Imports & Assessment Service; Customs Operations Center; Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service; Enforcement and Security Service; and Legal Service, among others.
“The system enables the generation of reports from various BOC units to pave way for informed decision-making analysis and more responsive policies,” it said in a statement.
“In addition, the NCIS aims to break the ‘silo’ mentality and foster a robust exchange of information within the agency,” it added.
The BOC said the new system will further improve the agency’s coordination and execution of trade facilitation, revenue collection, and border protection activities.
Recently, the bureau also launched the i-Declare System to modernize the travelers’ baggage completion and currency declarations. — Iliana Padigos, INQUIRER.net intern
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