The Bureau of Customs-Port of NAIA condemned another 365 kilograms of unregistered medicines, cosmetics and other hazardous goods in Trece Martires, Cavite today December 29, 2020.
Said medicines and cosmetic products were seized upon arrival in the Port without the necessary clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and thus, unsafe for human consumption.
District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan said the mode of condemnation of thermal decomposer (Pyrolysis) will guarantee that no single item will find its way to the market and ensure that the public is safe against unregistered goods.
Just last December 7, the port also condemned 4.28 tons of unregistered and hazardous goods thru pyrolysis. For the year 2020, a total of 373.19 tons of unregistered goods has been destroyed.
This seizure and condemnation of unregistered medicines and hazardous goods are part of Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero’s border protection initiatives to protect the public against unsafe goods and trade facilitation directive to zero out overstaying cargoes to decongest ports.