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.
Yes we accept boxes from any of our competitors and we also accept odd size or custom size boxes. For odd/custom size boxes, we need to know the exact measurements (Length x Width x Height) in inches to determine the price. We would also need to know where you are sending it in the Philippines. For more […]
The following items are not allowed in Balikbayan Boxes: Illegal Drugs and other substances Firearms, Ammunitions, Explosives Motor Vehicles Motorbikes Stolen goods Flammable items Very Fragile Items Pornographic materials, gambling cards and toy guns Currencies, Checks, Money Orders and Travel Checks Pirated products, i.e. dvd, cd, tapes, etc For more information, please call our Florida […]
According to the Philippine Customs you can send Non-commercial goods or goods not in commercial quantity strictly for personal use only, such as: wearing apparel, clothing, foodstuffs/grocery items/canned goods; the value of which must not exceed US$500.00. (customs.gov.ph…) Here are some of the items that you can send to your love ones: canned goods, cookies, chocolates, […]