What is the standard size of a balikbayan box?
18 by 16 by 18 inches
The balikbayan boxes come in three standard sizes: Medium: 18 by 16 by 18 inches (46 cm × 41 cm × 46 cm) Large: 18 by 18 by 24 inches (46 cm × 46 cm × 61 cm) Extra large: 24 by 18 by 24 inches (61 cm × 46 cm × 61 cm)
What is not allowed in balikbayan box?
Firearms, explosives (including parts) Cheese, Meat, fruits and vegetables (unless canned) Pets, plants, seeds, soil. Used clothing of commercial quantity (ukay-ukay or in bales)
Is it safe to send balikbayan box to Philippines?
Anyone can send Balikbayan Boxes to the Philippines, even Corporations, Partnerships and Sole Proprietors. But only a Qualified Filipino While Abroad can avail of the tax and duty-free privilege of balikbayan boxes under Section 800 (g) of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).
How heavy can a balikbayan box be?
That the WEIGHT of a Balikbayan Box SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN (120 LBS. if properly taped closed) IF IT IS OVER THIS WEIGHT LIMIT IT HAS TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE SENDER, OTHERWISE, When you pack your boxes please DO NOT OVER FILL. As we call it “BUNTIS”.
Can I send an iPhone in a balikbayan box?
For laptops, two-way radios, remotes and any gadget that comes with removable batteries, make sure that the batteries are kept together and inside these products and that all are turned off. For devices with sealed and/or non-removable batteries like the iPad and the iPhone, make sure that they are turned off as well.
How long will it take to send balikbayan box to Philippines?
A balikbayan box means “a box that returns to its home country.” This box contains various goods from overseas to be shipped to the Philippines. Shipping usually takes three months or more.
Are balikbayan boxes searched?
MANILA, Philippines – Instead of a random physical inspection of balikbayan boxes, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will use X-ray machines to thoroughly examine all shipping containers filled with balikbayan boxes.
How much does it cost to send balikbayan box to Manila?
How Much Does it Cost to Send a Balikbayan Box?
|Destination||Small BBB||Medium BBB|
|Metro Manila||$35 to $60 €60 to €70||$60 to $75 €80 to €90|
|Luzon||$40 to $65 €60 to €70||$65 to $80 €90 to €100|
|Visayas||$40 to $65 €45 to €70||$65 to $85 €110 to €115|
|Mindanao||$40 to $75 €50 to €75||$70 to $95 €120 to €125|
What is the size of the jumbo balikbayan box?
Star Kargo AZ provides mainly the Large or Jumbo balikbayan box (24″ x 24″ x 18″).
How big is LBC jumbo box?
Jumbo Box size is 24x24x30 285MYR bound to MNL. No weight limit for sea cargo.
Can you put knife in Balikbayan box?
Explosives like firecrackers, bombs, grenades and dynamite. Flammable and poisonous gases or liquids. Any defense articles or items with military or proliferation applications. Any bladed, sharp and pointy objects like knives, swords, spears and darts.
Is cellphone allowed in Balikbayan box?
Special items with special provisions include: Electronics – such as televisions, cell phones, computer desktops, laptops, tablets (iPad, Samsung Tab series), gaming consoles (Playstation, Nintendo, Xbox), gaming controllers and remotes, and two-way radios to name a few.
How big is a balikbayan box?
Balikbayan Boxes are quite large too! Actually, you can use any size box, but the large ones are most often used. A large Balikbayan Box is 24″ x 24″ x 18″ in most cases, and that can be shipped for the prices that I have listed above. What can I ship in a Balikbayan Box?
Can I send balikbayan boxes to the Philippines?
The new policy regarding the rules of sending the Balikbayan Boxes to the Philippines affects a lot of Filipinos abroad. I wrote in this post about the Balikbayan box rules amendment, how to send a balikbayan box that is compliant with the new Bureau of Customs guidance and how to qualify for the tax-free exemption.
What size balikbayan box does StarStar Kargo provide?
Star Kargo AZ provides mainly the Large or Jumbo balikbayan box (24″ x 24″ x 18″). We do stock some Extra Large boxes (24″ x 24″ x 24″) upon special request.
What is balikbayan box policy for OFW?
Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and the Resident Filipinos abroad work hard and save up to fill balikbayan boxes and ship them home to their families. The new policy primarily aims to tackle the illegal importation (smuggling) of imported goods in the Philippines.