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BOC launches National Customs Intelligence System

/ 12:57 PM July 06, 2022
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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.

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“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.

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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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