Bureau of Customs reiterates guidelines on duty and tax-free importation

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Manila — The Bureau of Customs reiterated on Monday, December 16, 2019 the guidelines on De Minimis importation.

The Di Minimis rule means that if the value of the imported goods does not exceed the P10,000 no duties and taxes will be charged.

Under Customs Memorandum Order No. 28-2016 which provides for the guidelines for the implementation of Customs Administrative Order No. 02-2016, all imported goods with a value of no more than P10, 000 and are not classified as prohibited shall enjoy duty and tax-free privilege.

The De Minimis Value rule covers all importations for consumption entered through various modes such as postal consignments, passenger baggage, consolidated shipments, express consignments and on-board couriers transported through air or sea. It also covers goods of commercial quantity and those regulated by other government agencies.

However, importation of cigarettes and other tobacco products, wines and spirits shall still be subjected to excise tax regardless of its value due to public health reasons as pronounced under Republic Act No. 10351, otherwise known as the Sin Tax Law.


Stay updated with news and information from the Bureau of Customs by visiting their website at http://customs.gov.ph.

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