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Cotecna accredited as a Philippine bulk cargo surveyor

Press Release
Geneva, 30 May, 2013

On May 16, 2013, Cotecna Inspection SA, Philippines was officially awarded its accreditation certificate as a cargo surveyor under the Philippines’ bulk cargo program, by the Committee for Accreditation of Cargo Surveying Companies (CACSC).

This certificate accredits Cotecna as a bulk and break bulk surveyor for cargo entering the Philippines for the next three years and confirms that Cotecna complies with the requirements set by the Philippine government under their Administrative Order (AO) 243-A stating that, effective January 4, 2010, all bulk and break-bulk cargo entering the Philippines must be inspected by accredited surveying companies at their port of origin.

The objective of this AO is to streamline import procedures for bulk and break-bulk cargo imports. As an accredited surveyor, Cotecna is required to issue a report on the quantity, grade, etc. of all cargo shipments bound for the Philippines.

The importer complying with this procedure is able to file entries for the imported goods and pay duties, taxes and other fees at the pre-shipment stage. Confirmation of this procedure permits the importer to rapidly clear Customs upon arrival.


Cotecna Press
Alison Bourgeois
Vice President Corporate Communications
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About Cotecna
Founded in Switzerland in 1974, the Cotecna group offers a wide range of Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services. Cotecna is a pioneer in areas such as risk management, destination inspection and scanner integration projects and also offers Customs modernization programmes, Customs valuation assistance, trade security solutions and commercial inspections. For a full description of our services, please visit The Cotecna Group has a combined workforce of close to 4,000 employees and agents in more than 100 offices.



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