Friday, August 2, 2013

DTI, AISL sign MOA to curb undelivered balikbayan boxes

Philippine Information Agency
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Aug.1 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) forged an agreement with the Association of International Shipping Lines, Inc., (AISL) as an added measure to eliminate the incidence of abandoned and/ or undelivered balikbayan boxes due to failure to remit funds by unscrupulous foreign consolidators to their Philippine agents/ freight forwarders.

In the signing ceremony of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between DTI and AISL held recently at the DTI head office in Makati, the DTI, represented by Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya, and AISL, represented by its president, Mr. Edgar C. Milia, commited to collaborate and exchange information to ensure that the balikbayan boxes sent by overseas Filipinos to their families and relatives in the Philippines will be delivered to rightful consignees.

"The Department is grateful for the AISL and its member lines for assisting government in its effort to protect the rights of Filipinos, particularly those overseas," Undersecretary Maglaya said.

"We believe that through DTI's partnership with AISL, the number of complaints on abandoned and undelivered balikbayan boxes will be significantly reduced," she added. - See more at:



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