Overseas Filipino staff will discover it exhausting to comply with the brand new customs requirement to “attach” buy receipts to model new items to be positioned contained in the balikbayan box.
Sen. Ralph Recto raised this subject as he known as for a evaluation of the Bureau of Customs’ new regulation which elicited complaints from OFWs.
“Pag bumili ka ng pantalon at isang martilyo sa supermarket, kasama ng isang cart ng mga groceries, at ang resibo ng pinamili mo ay isang metro ang haba, pati ba ito kailangan mo isama?” Recto requested.
The Senate President Pro-Tempore mentioned, “Pag sinabi mo sa OFWs na humingi ng separate receipt para sa pantalon, maraming mag-aalburoto
“And what if you have bought a plantsa a year ago, and it has remained unused and unopened, how can you comply with the BoC rules if you have already lost the receipt?” he added.