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.
CONSOLIDATED SHIPMENT OF DUTY AND TAX-FREE BALIKBAYAN BOXES Under Republic Acct No. 10863 or the Customs modernization and tariff Act (CMTA), Sending balikbayan boxes by Qualified Filipinos While Abroad to their familes and relatives is exempt from payment of duties and ….. Continue reading on our blog….