Jump to content
Old55

Balikbayan Box Major Rule Changes

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, Huggybearman said:

We have shipped many boxes over the years and up until recently only required the briefest of description of contents such as 'general household items'. No copy of senders passport was required. All our boxes arrived untouched by customs.

We shipped a couple of boxes last week and had to provide a more comprehensive list of contents and a copy of the senders passport.

It will be interesting to see if their transit through Philippines customs are equally trouble free.

Ken

 

HBM,  Did you notice if anyone had shipped larger than normal boxes or odd sized boxes?:89:  Just wondering because I'm considering a box just a little larger than the normal Jumbo we ship. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Intrepid. The shipping company I use, Forex in London, which is owned by UMAC based in Manila, had all sorts of sizes and shapes. I guess not all are shipped under the BB concession, but the largest I have shipped was 4ft x 2ft x 2ft which is quite a bit larger than their Jumbo box.

Ken

Edited by Huggybearman
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would appear that the new rules are to be suspended until 31st March 2018 following representations by OFW's.

http://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/‘common-sense-won’-dfa-recto-hail-suspension-of-balikbayan-box-tax-rules-boc-team-to-craft-revisions/ar-AAt2gnU?li=BBr8Mkn&ocid=mailsignout

 

Ken

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My sister collected a bunch of books for us to donate to a school.  She talked to the BB shipper and he said we can ship as normal.  She is putting the box together now and will ship it soon... we shall see...  :tiphat:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×