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What is a Forex balikbayan box?

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A Forex balikbayan box is a shipping container designed to meet the requirements of air freight; it is used by people in the Philippines to ship items to family members and loved ones while they are abroad. The boxes are tied to a cultural tradition of being expected to bring gifts back when traveling or away from home.

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Meaning to return to one's country, "balikbayan" boxes are a traditional way to stay connected to family when away as many people move abroad in the Philippines to find gainful employment. Typically boxes contain items including clothes, candy, electronic goods, food staples and small gifts specific to the country it is being shipped from.

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