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Monday, September 07, 2015

LIST OF PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED and TAXABLE ITEMS in BALIKBAYAN BOX

PROHIBITED ITEMS / MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTABLE 

FOR TRANSPORT

1) Alcoholic beverages
2) Animals - including those that have been mounted
3) Articles of unusual value - e.g, priceless art, jewelry, antiques
4) Cash and negotiable instruments
5) Fireworks
6) Hazardous materials including biohazard waste
7) Explosives, flares and matches
8) Firearms
9) Flammable goods
10) Fur
11) Human or animal remains
12) Items that are wet or have strong odors
13) Plants and other plant material
14) Perishable items requiring refrigeration
15) Pornographic materials
16) Tobacco, cigarettes and other tobacco products
17) Used gasoline tanks
18) Tires, Batteries,
19) Motorcycle or Automobile parts (ChopChop)
20) Any other shipment prohibited by law and the Philippine Bureau of Customs

List of Taxable Items

Electronic items or appliances are taxable.  Please call ahead of time your cargo forwarding service to check on the applicable customs tax you may be subject to.

Examples of taxable items

* Television (Plasma, CRT, LCD/LED)
* DVD Player
* Microwave
*Electric Sewing Machine
*Refrigerator
*Washing Machine
* Printer
* Fax Machine
* Stereo
* AC
* Computer



Additional LIST OF PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED ITEMS in BALIKBAYAN BOX AS PER Bureau of Customs


Prohibited and restricted items, both for import and export that is illegal to ship via Balikbayan Box



·       Absinthe (alcohol)



·       Alcoholic beverages



·       Dismantled Auto Parts (Chop chop)



·       Cultural artifacts and pottery



·       Dog and cat fur



·       Firearms, Explosives & Guns, including parts of



·       Food products such as cheese, meat



·       Hazardous Materials

·       Trophies, gold, Haitian

·       Meats, Livestock and poultry

·       Merchandise from embargoed countries

·       Textiles (roll)

·       Trademarked and copyrighted articles

·       Fluids and Perishable food items

·       Automobiles (any parts)

·       Biological

·       Ceramic tableware

·       Defense articles or items with military or proliferation applications

·       Drug paraphernalia

·       Fish and wildlife

·       Fruits and vegetables

·       Game and hunting

·       Animal hide drums

·       Medication

·       Pets, plants and seed, soils

·       Used clothing or shoes of commercial quantity (Ukayukay in bales / boxes)

·       Pornographic Materials

All restricted items are subject to seizure and will be destroyed.  The shipper and the consignee will be subject to prosecution.




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