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Country Conditions for Mailing — Philippines

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Coffee in any form.

Coins; currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, or silver (whether manufactured or not); precious stones; or other valuable articles.

Firearms and weapons and parts thereof including replicas of weapons; ammunition.

Gambling devices.

Liquids, easily liquefiable items, and glass or similarly fragile articles.

Lottery tickets, circulars, or advertisements relating to lotteries.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Perishable noninfectious biological substances.

Radioactive materials.

Restrictions  

No list furnished.

Observations  

  1. Commercial invoices that have a dutiable value of 3000 pesos and above are subject to authentication by the Philippine Consulate and to the payment of a fee of U.S. $30.
  2. Philippine postal authorities recommend that letters containing checks or other negotiable instruments be sent by Registered Mail.
  3.  

Customs Forms Required (123)

First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:
PS Form 2976 (see 123.61)

Priority Mail International parcels:
PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)

 

 

Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.

Weight Limit: 70 lbs.

 

Insurance (212.5)

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$100

No Fee

For document reconstruction insurance or non-document insurance coverage above $800, add $1.00 per $100 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $2,499 per shipment.

200

$1.00

300

2.00

400

3.00

500

4.00

600

5.00

700

6.00

800

7.00

$2,499 max.

$24.00

 

Value Limit (212.1)

The maximum value of a GXG shipment to this country is $2,499 or a lesser amount if limited by content or value.

Size Limits (211.22)

The surface area of the address side of the item to be mailed
must be large enough to completely contain the Global
Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping
label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings.
The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and
9.5 inches long.

Maximum length: 46 inches
Maximum width: 35 inches
Maximum height: 46 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

General Conditions for Mailing  

See Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for information about areas served in the destination country, allowable contents, packaging and labeling requirements, tracking and tracing, service standards, and other conditions for mailing.

 

 

Express Mail International (220) Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.

Weight Limit: 44 lbs.

 

Express Mail International  Flat Rate Envelope and Flat Rate Boxes

 

Insurance (222.8)

Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$100

No Fee

For insurance coverage above $2,000, add $1.50 for each $500 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $5,000 per shipment.

200

$0.85

500

2.35

1,000

3.85

1,500

5.35

2,000

6.85

$5,000 max.

$15.85

Articles Admitted

Required Customs
Form/Endorsement

Correspondence and business papers.

PS Form 2976, Customs CN 22 and Sender’s Declaration. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.

Merchandise samples without commercial value.

PS Form 2976, Customs CN 22 and Sender’s Declaration.

Merchandise and all items subject to customs duty.

PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, inside a PS Form 2976-E, Customs Declaration Envelope CP 91.

 

Size Limits (221.52)

Maximum length: 36 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

Note:  

Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Express Mail International shipments to the Philippines.

Reciprocal Service Name: Express Mail Service/EMS

Country Code: PH

Areas Served:  

Express Mail International is available only to the following locations within the Philippines:

 

Angeles City

Bacolod City

Baguio City

Bataan Export Processing Zone
(BEPZ) Mariveles Bataan

Batangas City

Butuan City

Cagayan De Oro City

Cavite City

Cebu City

Cotabato City

Dagupan City

Davao City

Dumaguete City

Iligan City

Iioilo City

Kalookan City or Caloocan City

Laoag City

Lapu-Lapu City

Las Pinas

Legaspi City

Lucena City

Makati City

Malabon

Mandaluyong City

Mandaue City

Manila

Marikina

Muntinlupa City

Naga City

Navotas

Olongapo City

Ozamis City

Pagadian City

Paranque

Pasay City

Pasig City

Pateros

Puerto Princesa City

Quezon City

San Fernando, La Union

San Fernando, Pampanga

San Juan

San Pablo City

Tacloban City

Taguig

Valenzuela

Virac, Catanduanes

Zamboanga City

 

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.

Weight Limit: 44 lbs.

 

Note: Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)

 

Priority Mail International  Flat Rate

Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes: The maximum weight is 4 pounds. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.

Flat Rate Boxes — Medium and Large: The maximum weight is 20 pounds, or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.

 

Insurance (232.92)

NOT Available

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 6

For the prices and maximum weights for letters, large envelopes (flats), packages (small packets), and postcards, see Notice 123, Price List.

 

Size Limits  

Letters: See 241.212

Postcards: See 241.221

Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232

Packages (Small Packets): See 241.242 and 241.243

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Matter for the Blind (270)

Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, including Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Weight limit: 4 pounds.

Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.

 

 

Extra Services  

Certificate of Mailing (313)

 

Individual Pieces

Fee

Individual article (PS Form 3817)

$1.15

Firm mailing books (PS Form 3877), per article listed (minimum 3)

0.44

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3877 (per page)

 

1.15

 

 

Bulk Quantities

Fee

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

$6.70

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

0.80

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606

1.15

 

COD and Certified  

NOT for International Mail

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.50; Cards $1.00

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

Fee: $2.20

 

Registered Mail (330)

Fee: $11.75

Maximum Indemnity: $47.33

Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards and Flat Rate Envelopes
and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, and matter
for the blind or other physically handicapped
persons. Not applicable to M-bags.

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

Fee: $4.55

Available for registered mail with a return receipt.

 

Endorsements: Deliver to addressee only.

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $2.35

Available for registered mail only.