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Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 1937)

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Year of current version:2001
Date of entry into force of original text:July 1, 1957
Date of Text (Enacted):June 22, 1957
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:
The notification by Philippines to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This law governs the importation of articles subject to duty and the various prohibited importations. It also provides for the procedure on administrative and judicial proceedings concerning searches and seizures of imported articles.'

Section 102(k) refers to the importation of prohibited articles in relation to those which violate intellectual property rights.

Section 2205 states the power of a customs official or a duly-authorized person to make seizures of prohibited articles and arrest any person who violates any custom or tariff laws.

Sections 2210 & 2211 provides the right of duly authorized officials or persons to search vessels, aircrafts, vehicles, beasts, and persons for prohibited articles.
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:PH041

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