As a new requirement for sending balikbayan boxes, the sender must fill out three copies of the information sheet, which may be requested from the consolidator, or the foreign-registered freight forwarder. The information sheet may also be downloaded from the BOC website or the websites of the three BOC-accredited value-added service providers—Cargo Data Exchange Corporation, E-Konek Pilipinas, and InterCommerce Network Services, Inc
Air Cargo Advisory
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.
ABS-CBNnews.com 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 […]
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 […]