What is a Balikbayan Box?

I’m sure the word Balikbayan and Balikbayan box are familiar to most if not all Filipinos, but for those unfamiliar with the word, Balikbayan translates to  “Homecoming” or “Returning

Balikbayan Boxes are packages that contains variety of items, these can be gifts, presents (pasalubong), personal effects, household goods such as kitchen ware, tools, clothes, linens, towels, chocolates, instant coffee, coffee creamer to mention a few. Balikbayan Boxes are sent by Filipinos residing or working abroad to their families or relatives in the Philippines to express their love and care through gift-giving.

For Forex Cargo Balikbayan Box are not just packages, for us inside that box are what we call “Pagmamahal” that we want our love ones in the Philippines to feel.

 

For more inquiries, call our Florida Main Office 904-458-SHIP  (904-458-7447). 

Forex Cargo Air Freight

Send Your Urgent Documents, Important Materials VIA Air Forex

It’s faster done traditional Balikbayan Box.

We deliver them in Metro Manila in 7 days or so.

Forex Cargo Florida – Kagalakang Hatid at Maghatid

For more information, please feel free to call our Florida Main Office hotline at 904-458-SHIP (904-458-7447).

Forex Cargo Balikbayan Box Company

Forex Cargo Inc. was established in 1987 to serve the needs of Filipino-Americans to connect to their families and friends in the Philippines through the shipment and delivery of balikbayan boxes. Forex has since expanded to other states like Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan, Washington, Arizona, California, Guam among others.

Forex Cargo is a licensed and bonded Ocean Transport Intermediary, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (OTI-NVOCC) by the Federal Maritime Commission of the United States of America.

Filipinos have come to know Forex as the name they can trust when it comes to shipment and delivery of balikbayan boxes to the Philippines.

Competitive Advantage

  • Own delivery fleet in the Philippines (No third parties are allowed to handle our shipments)
  • Frequency of shipments
  • Boxes are handled with care by dedicated employees ( No third parties )
  • Boxes are barcoded for efficient handling and tracking
  • Box tracking information available through our websites : Forexworld.Com | ForexCargoFlorida.Com
  • Photo confirmation
  • Excellent Customer Service.  We are happy to assist you in anyway we can.

Office Hours:

Sunday Just call us and we’ll be there. (904) 458-7447
Monday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am–5:300 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–2:30 pm

Close on :

  • Easter Holidays (Good Friday and Holy Saturday)
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Holiday (Dec 24 and 25)
  • New Years Day (Dec 31 and Jan 1)

Black Nazarene, Pope visit could worsen port congestion

CHALLENGE. The national government says the problem of port congestion could worsen due to operation interruptions in the coming weeks. Photo from the ICTSI website

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has appealed to the private sector to pull out as many of their containers as they can from the Port of Manila in view of two major events that would interrupt port operations this month.Continue reading

Port congestion seen to worsen during Papal visit

Posted at 01/07/2015 5:54 PM

MANILA – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said congestion at the Ports of Manila is expected to worsen with the arrival of Pope Francis on January 15.

PPA General Manager Juan Sta. Ana said that after the nine-day Christmas holiday break, yard utilization at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) and Manila South Harbor of Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) increased to 89 percent from 79 percent on December 24.

Sta. Ana said that based on estimates by the Port Congestion-Multisectoral Working Group (PC-MWG), yard utilization will climb by 3 percent a day during the 5-day Papal visit from January 15 to 19.

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Cebu Landing

Yay! The eagle has landed (so to speak)!!!

The first Cebu shipment of the West Coast arrived on September 19, 2014 as scheduled. No delays!  It was released from Customs after two days on September 23.

Erwin and company are in Cebu seeing to the unloading of the container and the dispatch to other destinations in VisMin. Boxes bound for Iloilo, Bacolod, Davao, Tacloban, CDO will be shipped via a 10‐footer immediately after unloading. Other destinations like Zamboanga and Surigao will be shipped via loose cargo. It goes without saying that Cebu and Bohol boxes will be delivered after a day or two. Metro Manila and Luzon boxes will be shipped the following day.

For updated information, please call your local Forex Cargo office.:

Forex Cargo Florida – Kagalakang Hatid at Maghatid

For more inquiries, call our Forex Cargo Office hotline at 904-458-SHIP  (904-458-7447) or (904) 272-7466

DISCLAIMER

Dear Forex Cargo Phils., Inc. Clients:

Please be advised that Forex Cargo Phils., Inc. and Forex, U.S.A. are not affiliated with any door-to-door company operating in the Middle East.

Air Cargo Advisory

Air Cargo

All goods coming into the Philippines are subject to the assessment of import duties, taxes and a value-added tax based upon an article’s fair market value, freight cost and insurance.

Import Duties
The rate of import duty varies depending on the commodity, ranging from 3% and up. The schedule of rates is listed under Section 104, Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP), as amended.

Advance Payment of Duties, Taxes and VAT
In order to clear a shipment from Philippine Customs, it will be necessary for Forex to advance the payment of duties, taxes and VAT on behalf of the shipper and/or recipient.

Responsible Party

The Shipper and/or Recipient is ultimately liable for any duties and taxes assessed on a shipment. Duties, taxes and VAT shall be billed automatically to the Shipper and/or Recipient. Shipments will be held securely at the Forex warehouse until payment of the duties, taxes and VAT is received. After payment is received, the packages will be delivered without delay.
GOODS WITH PROHIBITIONS, CONTROLS, AND RESTRICTIONS

These are commodities which are not allowed for importation under existing laws:

 Dynamite, gunpowder, ammunition and other explosives, fire-arms and weapons of war, and parts thereof, except when authorized by law;
 Written or printed articles in any form containing any matter advocating or inciting treason, or rebellion, insurrection, sedition or subversion against the government of the Philippines, or forcible resistance to any law of the Philippines;
 Written or printed articles, negatives or cinematographic film, photographs, engravings, lithographs, objects, paintings, drawings or other representation of an obscene or immoral character;
 Articles, instruments, drugs, substances designed, intended or adapted for producing unlawful abortion, or any printed matter which advertises or describes or gives directly or indirectly information regarding where, how or by whom unlawful abortion is produced;
 Roulette wheels, gambling outfits, loaded dice, marked cards, machines, apparatus or mechanical devices used in gambling;
 Lottery and sweepstakes tickets except those authorized by the Philippines government, advertisement thereof, and lists of drawings therein;
 Any article manufactured in whole or in part of gold, silver or other precious metals or alloys thereof;
 Any adulterated or misbranded articles of food or drug;
 Marijuana, opium or any other narcotics or synthetic drugs;
 Opium pipes and parts thereof, of whatever material; and
 All other articles or part thereof, the importation of which is prohibited by law or rules and regulation issued by competent authority (as amended by Presidential Decree no. 34).
Other prohibited importations:
 Onions, potatoes, garlic and cabbages, except for seeding purposes; Republic Act (RA) no. 296
 Coffee (RA no. 2712)
 Used clothing and rags (RA no. 4653)
 Toy guns, toy firearms and explosives (Letter of Instruction no. 1264)