All imported articles to the Philippines must undergo the customs clearance process within 30 days since unloading the last package. You need to be ready with the list of required documents to avoid any delays in customs releasing. Take note of special certificates, permits, and clearance for certain commodities like medicine, chemicals, food, plants, and animals.
Similarly, you need to prepare a list of documents when you are exporting commodities from the Philippines. Make sure you have a permit from the government agency that oversees the nature of your goods.
Oversights and inaccuracies in the shipping documentation could cause delays at Customs, and, more importantly, with the receipt and delivery of cargo. Submitting complete documentary requirements, therefore, is the key to an efficient customs clearance process.
Cheska Freight guarantees careful supervision and efficient acquisition of requirements for customs clearances. Our customs documentation services are carried out by trained and experienced personnel knowledgeable about the export and import procedures and documentation requirements in the Philippines.
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Customs Clearance Documentary Requirements
Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) requires the following import documents for shipments into the country:
When exporting commodities to ASEAN and AMEA countries, you have to complete the Philippine customs clearance process. Take note that the Bureau of Customs (BOC) does not require export taxes except on logs but requires the following documents for exports:
The BOC prohibits the exportation of gold from small-scale mining, some marine resources (humphead wrasse, live mud crab, live shrimps and prawns, corals, seahorses, coconut crabs, dogfaced water snakes, sharks, marine mammals, milkfish, shells, and elvers), saba banana, some seeds (abaca, ramie, buri), buntal fibers, mangroves, raintrees, raw rattan, round logs from naturally grown trees, lumber and semi-finished products from premium hardwood and prohibited species, stalactites and stalagmites, terrestrial wildlife, birdwing and swallowtail butterflies, and matured coconuts and coconut seedlings.
You can count on our assistance in consolidating these international shipping documents and other customs requirements.