How Do You Track a Balikbayan Box?


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A balikbayan, or a repatriate box, can be tracked through the Balikbayan Box Tracker website. The Philippines' Bureau of Customs launched the website in December 2014. Its aim is to help the relatives of overseas Filipino workers track the progress of their packages.

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The online tracker contains essential information, such as the port where the box is held, the city and country of origin, names of the foreign and local forwarder, the bill of lading number, date of entry, the date of payment and release and the current status of the shipment. The Department of Trade and Industry expects that the launching of the online tracking system can improve the agency's transparency as well as lessen the complaints from expectant consumers.

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