Duty RegulationsBy entry in the Philippines:
All visitors are asked by entry to fill out a custom declaration for the easement of the tariff completion.
The following articles can be imported duty-free:
Currency Import regulations
Residents and Non-residents
local currency (Philippine Peso-PHP) up to PHP 10,000.-.
foreign currencies up to US$ 10,000.-, or its equivalent.
Free of import duties are:
For protection of the threatened animal and plant world the custom authoities advises - in particular with journeys to exotic countries - to relinquish to living vacation souvenirs and products from plants and animals!
Also fragments of corals, bowls of giant shells, housings of Fechter snails and other typical exotic travel souvenirs are falling under the protection of species!
The fact that certain goods are offered publicly at conditions or in respectable business, is not an indication for the fact that it does not concern of a protected kind!
Don't give faith to “Flying dealers”, who would like to convince you that a certain animal, a plant or a product are not kind-protected! Often they want to sell only their commodity!
The trade with protected animals and plants, parts of it or goods from it is either completely forbidden or only possible under completely determined conditions. Determined offences are strictly pursued and the involved person must reckon apart from the collection of these goods on high penalties or punishments.
Further information you will gain from each department for nature protection in your country
Currency Export regulations
Residents and Non-residents
local currency (Philippine Peso-PHP): up to PHP 10,000.-.
foreign currencies up to USD 10,000.-, or its equivalent. Amounts exceeding USD 10,000.-, or its equivalent must be declared.Information must be furnished on the source and purpose of the transport of such amount. Violation will be subject to sanctions under Philippine customs law and regulations. Note: Only banknotes and coins, which are legal tender must be declared (travellers checks, credit cards etc. are exempt from declaration requirement).
Clothing, bags, clocks, cosmetics, fan article, spare parts etc. of considerable manufacturers are frequently offered in the vacation for approving prices. However it concerns only as alleged good deals. In place of the desired branded articles frequently it acts over illegaly and in bad quality manufactured copies.
Apart from the damage for the manufacturers of the original commodity these false products can also endanger the health and even the life of persons. Thus for example the production of textiles are frequently made of poisonous coloring materials. By offered car spare parts one must assume that these haven't passed no security examination. Therefore such goods you may bring along only for the own use within o.a. the entry free quantities. Otherwise even small quantities will be seized by the custom and are prelude of a criminal proceeding.
Please get more information of your corresponding authorities.