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Shaping world-class customs brokers professionals

By admin on August 15th, 2013

The growing demands of the logistics industry called for the development of professional customs brokers in the Philippines. In the talk Leadership and Capability Skills in the Conduct of Profession held at the Lyceum International Maritime Academy in Batangas City on 28 July 2013, AIR21 Academy of Developmental Logistics Director Samuel C. Bautista discussed the importance of good leadership to groom future customs brokerage experts.

Through academe and government collaboration, a strengthened curriculum for bachelor’s and master’s degree in customs administration will be one of the pillars of logistics and supply chain. This movement is supported by the Customs Broker’s Act of 2004 — an act that hones the customs brokers’ profession in the Philippines.

The session also slanted on strategic Human Resource Management presented training, systematic coalition, information utilization, and sharing. Along with academics are sets of ethics and standards that each professional customs broker must adhere to. These standards will be patterned to the World Customs Organization Capacity Building Compendium.

“All these efforts are geared towards promoting customs as a knowledge-based profession and preparing Filipino customs practitioners as globally competitive professionals”, says Bautista, also a licensed Customs Broker and the president of the Chamber of Customs Broker Batangas Chapter. As an active member of the International Network of Customs Organization (INCU), he advocates the adoption and integration of the WCO PICARD Professional Standards into the customs curriculum.

New CCBI-Batangas officers also took oath on July 28


Customs Broker’s Act of 2004
WCO PICARD Standards

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