Hikes in container cargo tariffs worry balikbayan box senders – via Inquirer Globalnation

SAN MATEO, California – While the proposed inspection of balikbayan boxes entering the Philippines has been shelved as a result of global protests from OFWs, increased tariff charges on cargo container shipments have stirred less controversy.

While the Philippine Bureau of Customs clarified that individual balikbayan boxes won’t be taxed, it’s not clear if  increased levies on the cargo containers they are shipped in will remain.

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