‘5-day wait rule’ riles Customs media

MEMBERS of the press covering the Bureau of Customs (BoC) did not hide their dismay and surprise over the new, ‘5-day wait rule’ before they can get any comment or reaction from its officials, particularly from its new commissioner, retired Armed Forces chief, Rey Leonardo ‘Jagger’ Guerrero.

China ‘setback’

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), covering half the world’s population, is billed as an antidote to Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda, which has seen tariffs imposed on almost half of all Chinese imports to the US — and retaliatory levies by Beijing.