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Parcel to the Philippines

Parcel to the Philippines

Parcel to the Philippines

At Postage Planet we deliver parcels around the world and we understand how important it is to provide a fast and affordable international courier service.

Sending a parcel from the UK to the Philippines has never been easier with our simple online booking system. Enter your parcel dimensions and weight and then choose from a wide range of couriers including Parcelforce, DHL and FedEx to name a few which can all be booked online 24 hours a day using PayPal or credit card payment you can then print your label and take your parcel to your nearest post office or a courier will collect your parcel from your door.

If you need to book an International courier to the Philippines whether you are sending a parcel to Manila for business or sending a gift to family in Bontoc book with Postage Planet .

Thinking of travelling to the Philippines please take a look at our Travel advisory guide;

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/philippines

Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary. The information below is provided in good faith, but Postage Planet is not responsible for it, and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal, and customs authorities as appropriate. Business customers are strongly recommended to do this.

Prohibited items include;

The Philippines does restrict some types of goods from entering the country altogether. This can include items such as;

  • Products that can assist in illegal abortion, including printed material and medications.
  • Dynamite
  • Rebellious printed material
  • Obscenity
  • Lottery tickets
  • illicit drugs
  • Toy guns.

    Import restrictions apply to many other categories of products and goods. Licensing, fees and special requirements may apply to pets, household plants, textiles, jewellery, prepared food, beverages, genetically modified crops and products, and pharmaceutical drugs. All plants and animals may be subject to quarantine and examination before they are released.

Philippines export overview

The Philippines is one of the largest markets in south East Asia with an estimated 103 million people.

HSBC has forecasted that the Philippines could become the world’s 16th largest economy by 2050. The Philippines is now ranked 47th in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report. It has improved by 37 places in the last 5 years.

About 200 British companies are now doing business in the Philippines. They include well-known brands such as Unilever, Shell, HSBC, Standard Chartered, AstraZeneca, Diageo, Arup, JCB, Marks and Spencer, River Island and Halcrow.

Benefits for UK companies exporting to the Philippines include:

·         one of the largest English speaking countries

·         Western goods and services are popular

·         expanding consumer base

·         gateway to other Asian markets, all within 4 hours flying time

Strengths of the Philippines market include:

·         12th largest country in the world in terms of population

·         economy boosted by over USD 24 billion in overseas remittances

·         strong services sector

·         skilled workforce and competitive wages

·         liberalised economy

UK and the Philippines trade

Top 10 UK exports of goods to Philippines (2014):

·         electrical, electronic equipment

·         nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery etc.

·         pharmaceutical products

·         aircraft, spacecraft, and parts

·         vehicles other than railway, tramway

·         iron or steel products

·         optical, photo, technical, medical, etc. apparatus

·         essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries

·         organic chemicals

·         plastics and articles thereof

The UK is one of the largest European investors in the Philippines. Shell’s most recent investment was valued at USD 5 billion.