Items NOT Allowed in Balikbayan Boxes

The following items are not allowed in Balikbayan Boxes: (Updated July 15, 2017 based on the guidelines release by

  • Prohibited / Illegal Drugs and other substances
  • Firearms, Ammunitions, Explosives
  • Jewelries
  • 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
  • Items of Commercial Quantity
  • Plant seeds and plant materials and
  • Any food stuff that are not in cans, sealed packages or in bottles


For more information, please call our Florida Main Office hotline at 904-458-SHIP  (904-458-7447).  We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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Items that are Allowed in Balikbayan Boxes

balikbayanboxAccording 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. (…)

Here are some of the items that you can send to your love ones:

    • canned goods, cookies, chocolates, noodles, coffee, tea, coffee, instant coffee creamer, clothes, small electronics, souvenirs, kitchen wares, shoes to name a few.



For more inquiries, 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)