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Thursday, July 20, 2017

OFWs, Starting August 1, Show Receipt of New Items If You Are Sending Balikbayan Box

The Bureau Of Customs will start implementing a new rule regarding OFW balikbayan boxes this coming August 1 and it will surely agitate our modern day heroes. According to the new rule, the contents of the balikbayan boxes should be on an itemized list, if te item is bought abroad brand new, the receipts must be attached to it. The sender also has to prove that he/she is a Filipino.  The forwarding companies warned that the new rule could slow down and delay the delivery of balikbayan boxes to their recipients.    The implementation of Customs Memorandum 04-2017 will result to hassle of sending balikbayan boxes and the issue will affect millions of OFWs worldwide.  BOC CM0 04-2017 - Guidelines on Implementation of CAO 05-2016 on Balikbayan Boxes With Revised Information... by PortCalls on Scribd   Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below
The Bureau Of Customs will start implementing a new rule regarding OFW balikbayan boxes this coming August 1 and it will surely agitate our modern day heroes.

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According to the new rule, the contents of the balikbayan boxes should be on an itemized list, if the item is bought abroad brand new, the receipts must be attached to it. The sender also has to prove that he/she is a Filipino. 

The forwarding companies warned that the new rule could slow down and delay the delivery of balikbayan boxes to their recipients.
The implementation of Customs Memorandum Order 04-2017 will result to hassle of sending balikbayan boxes and the issue will affect millions of OFWs worldwide.

Many OFWs often send balikbayan boxes especially during Christmas season and the implementation of this new rule could possibly mean hassle to them.

These new rules stated in the Customs Memorandum Order are as follows: 1. The shipper/sender has to provide an itemized list of the contents of their balikbayan box. 2. If the contents of balikbayan box includes brand new items, the sender should attach the receipt of the said items. 3. The sender of the balikbayan box must present a proof that he/she is a Filipino citizen and, thus; 4. The shipper must provide a photocopy of his/her passport.
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  The Bureau of Customs also said that the recipient of the balikbayan box is a legitimate relative of the sender to avail of the privileges set by the government to the OFWs. Failure to provide proper documentation could cause the BOC to charge corresponding duties and taxes for the balikbayan box without supporting documents. The Bureau of Customs said that the provisions under CMO 04-2017 are basic and is already being practiced in different countries.

For questions and inquiries you can call BOC on this following hotline numbers
Globe 09052997977
Smart 09295035138
Landline (02)7056000 They can also be reached via e-mail at boc.cares@customs.gov.ph


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Read more about Guidelines on the Implementation of CAO No. 05-2016 on Consolidated Shipment of Duty and Tax-Free “Balikbayan Boxes”

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