Custom’s 9-month collection surpasses year-long target

THE BUREAU of Customs-Davao said the Port of Davao is the top performing Collection District nationwide in terms of revenue collection this year.

Atty. Erastus Sandito Austria, BOC’s District Collector of District XII (Davao), told reporters yesterday that the revenue collection from January up to this month has already reached P1.6 billion, which is more than their usual target revenue collection.

The usual target collection, he said, “only ranges from P1.1 billion to 1.2 billion.”

“We have consistently met our target. We have been meeting it on month-to-month basis. We are even exceeding our target,” he said.

He added that they are expecting that by next year, there will still be an increase in the target revenue collection from the port considering the growing economy in Davao region.

“The local economy here is still picking up,” he said, noting that next year there is an expected influx of trade participants coming to the region through the Davao port.

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