73 - 11/98 - Sugar Cargoes Bound for the Philippines
We are concerned that customs officers are being over zealous because of the seriousness of the situation. We would therefore recommend all ships carrying sugar bound for the Philippines to ensure that all pertinent documents - especially the cargo manifest and bills of lading - are in order and immediately available for inspection by boarding customs officials. The Philippine Authorities will allegedly seize the ship and its sugar cargo if any errors, no matter how small, are found to be in the relevant documentation.
Source of Information :
Del Rosario & Del Rosario (Manila Correspondent)
- through Peter Jackson (L3)
Bulletin 073 (21 KB)
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