The Bureau of Customs (abbreviated BoC or BOC; Filipino: Kawanihan ng Adwana) is a Philippine government agency under the Department of Finance. The Bureau of Customs was established on February 6, 1902 by the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands of the United States of America, during the American Colonial Era of the Philippines.
The Philippine Customs Service, mandated to collect all revenues from imported goods, contents was created on February 6, 1902 when the Philippine Commission passed the Philippine Administrative Act No. 355. This was amended by Customs Service Act No. 355 to enable a more effective implementation of the prior Act. It was Public Act No. 430 which transformed the Philippine Customs Service to Bureau of Customs and Immigration under the Department of Finance and Justice. When the Department of Finance became a separate office from the Department of Justice, the Customs Service remained under the supervision of the former up to this time. Through the years, the Bureau of Customs has since undergone several re-organizations.
Interestingly, the Bureau of Customs has vacancies available until September 9, 2022.
COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS
- Education: Bachelor’s degree
- Work Experience: 8 hours of relevant training
- Training: 2 years of relevant training
- Eligibility: Career Service (Professional/Second Level Eligibility)
Source: Philippine Go