Customs Launched E-Travel

The Bureau of Customs launched at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport the E-Travel Customs System aim to optimize border control, enhance health surveillance, and facilitate economic data analysis.

The project is a collaboration with the Bureau of Immigration (BI), Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

The system integrates the Electronic Customs Baggage Declaration Form (e-CBDF) and Electronic Currencies Declaration Form (e-CDF) into the lmmigration’s eTravel System.

The E-Travel Customs System simplifies the passenger experience at airport terminals, with the Electronic Customs Baggage and Currency Declaration interface, introduced on June 29, 2022.

This user-friendly web portal integrates border control requirements of the Bureau of Immigration, Bureau of Quarantine, Bureau of Customs, and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, enhancing the overall passenger experience and enabling the Customs bureau to receive advance information for effective risk profiling.

Customs Commissioner Bien Rubio expressed confidence in the system’s potential to revolutionize customs processes, stating that it demonstrates the government’s commitment to innovation and efficiency in customs management.

The E-Travel Customs System is a testament to the government’s dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions for border control, aligning with international standards, and advancing towards a more secure and efficient customs environment.

Joel Zurbano

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