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August 26, 2022

Toyota PH Is Batangas Port's Second Largest Importer

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) was recently recognized as the second top importer by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) – Port of Batangas (POB) for the period January to July 2022.

The country’s largest automotive and mobility company remitted to the government a total of P 16.46 billion in the form of duties and taxes. The amount is the second highest collected by the POB, contributing to the Port’s higher revenue performance versus the same period last year.

TMP operates with the POB for the importation of automotive products including various Toyota and Lexus vehicle models, multi-sourced parts for production, and service parts from the Asia Pacific region.

Moreover, the POB serves as a major gateway for TMP’s distribution of automotive products to Toyota dealerships in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

With the establishment of the 32-hectare TMP Batangas Vehicle Center (BVC), TMP processes the completely-built-up units (CBU) arriving from the nearby POB at a higher capacity and level of efficiency. While it is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and global Toyota standards and systems, the BVC’s proximity advantage contributes to quality assurance and sustainability.

TMP first vice president for Vehicle Logistics Aimee Josephine Lopez said the BOC has always been crucial in supporting the local automotive industry and TMP in its commitment to deliver quality products and services to Toyota customers.

“Process automation initiatives as well as the highly reliable port personnel continue to support Toyota’s operations through efficient customs processing and timely release of shipments,” Lopez added.


  1. Questions.. Why are Lexus vehicles very expensive? Aren't they qualified for JPEPA?

    1. Only engine wd 3.0L n above are qualified for jpepa

    2. But still, Lexus engines with 3.0-liter displacement and up are very expensive.

    3. Of corz it is expensive as Lexus is a luxury brand of toyota, on d level of bmw, benz, genesis, acura.

    4. It is a luxury brand but should be cheaper than its German rivals.


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