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Late last year there was talk of a changes to the rules and requirements on Balikbyan boxes.

As I understand it this was never implemented and was to have been delayed until around March this year although I heard little further on this.

Am looking for advise as to the current requirements.

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We sent several boxes from the UK in August this year. There seems to be no implementation of the proposed new rules. We were not asked for anything other than a very brief description of the contents ie 'misc domestic household items' on the form. Certainly we were not asked to complete a detailed manifest. 

The boxes arrived as usual, about seven weeks after shipping. They had not been opened by customs.

Ken

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I do not know the facts - but I heard....

I heard that the OFWs complained enough about the changes that they scraped/postponed them.  I just sent some boxes with no problem.

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Sending boxes is the same as it used to be and your shipper will tell you what you need. 

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Our experiences here in the US the past six months are the same as Huggybearman's in UK.

 

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Speaking of Balikbayan boxes, can anyone recommend an Australian based shipper?

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1 hour ago, GeoffH said:

Speaking of Balikbayan boxes, can anyone recommend an Australian based shipper?

l used forex,  https://www.forexcargo.com.au/

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9 hours ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

That's the company we use for our UK shipment of Balikbayan boxes. They have branches worldwide. Been using them for about five years now. Very reliable service.

 

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We tend to use different shipper depending on if the boxes are going to Luzon or the Islands. From our experience LBC works well to Luzon but not so well to the Islands and we use Pooten Forwarding (may be local to the UK) to the Islands, and Luzon when they have good offers.

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