US, UK, Hong Kong and Germany’s export restrictions

To know more about the export rules applying in the US, the UK, Hong Kong and Germany and establish if the product you’re about to purchase is appropriate for exportation, look at the following governmental organizations:

Philippines’s importation regulation rules

Some products are prohibited worldwide, for legal or safety reasons and some other goods can be specifically restricted for Philippines.
To make sure the item you’re intending to import is not on the list, read carefully the Customs regulations.


For an accurate information on the goods forbidden or restricted to Philippines, you can contact Philippines’s Customs Service or look on the International carrier specific page.

You can also email your request to this address:

Philippines’s tax and duties enforcement

Whether you are a private individual or a commercial entity, you must pay import duty and taxes when importing goods to Philippines.
The valuation of the cost is based on the complete shipping value, including:

  •  the price of the imported goods
  •  the cost of freight
  •  insurance

The imports are also subject to sales taxes.


If the import’s value is under 10 PHP, no tax and duties apply.

(Deminimis: minimum value under which no duties are collected by the customs)


More details on the tax and duties calculation to Philippines.

Because import regulation for Philippines can sometimes be a little confusing, we’ll double check for you if your product is allowed. We’ll let you know after review if the goods you’re about to ship are admitted.