Shipping to Philippines?

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Introduction

Philippines' ecommerce market reached just over $1B USD in 2015, with shoppers spending mostly on electronics and media. The market size is expected to grow to $1.5 USD by 2018. Currently, internet penetration rate is about slightly less than 50%, but more users are shopping online. Ecommerce is still at a nascent stage in the Philippines, posing huge opportunities for individual sellers.

Taxation

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value.

The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.


CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.

FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.


Country
Philippines - PH
Currency
Philippine peso - PHP
Tax (VAT / GST)
12%
Threshold Method
CIF
Tax Threshold
10000 PHP
Tax & Duty Calculation Method
CIF
Duty Threshold
10000 PHP
Incoterms
The valuation method is CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight), which means that the import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of freight, and the cost of insurance. In addition to duty, imports are subject to sales tax (VAT).
Import duties
Mobiles
0%
Tablets
0%
Computers & Laptops
0%
Cameras
0%
Accessories (no-battery)
0%
Accessories (battery)
10%
Health & Beauty
7%
Fashion
15%
Watches
5%
Jewelry
0%
Dry Food & Supplements
20%
Home & Appliances
1%
Home & Garden
15%
Toys
7%
Sports
1%
Luggage
15%
Audio Video
15%
Documents
0%
Gaming
10%
Books & Collectibles
0%
Pet Accessories
20%
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Rates

0.5lbs parcel going from United States to Philippines
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Delivery Time
Courier Rating
Services
Shipping Cost

Fastest

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
2 - 4 working days
4.4 / 5 123 votes

Drop-off

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
USD 30.65

Cheapest

Global Post - Economy
10 - 15 working days
2.8 / 5 234 votes

Drop-off

Global Post - Economy
USD 11.97

Our pick

FedEx - International Economy Pickup
4 - 6 working days
4.7 / 5 122 votes

Drop-off

FedEx - International Economy Pickup
USD 28.74
USD 79.83
- 64%

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Restrictions

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.
Pets and Live Animals
Plants
Currency
Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.
Drugs
Firearms
Explosives
Objectionable publications
Gambling machine
Precious metals
Counterfeit Goods
Endangered Plants
Seeds

Shipping Documents

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.
Commercial Invoice
Battery Statement
Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Additional Information

Outside Delivery Area
The courier may apply a surcharge when delivering to less populated areas due to the higher operational costs involved.
Non-working Days
Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.
Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .