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Travelling to Thailand and Philippines with new electronics

by jpndejc Online Now Jan 29, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Hello,

I will be arriving at Bangkok and staying a few days but my final destination is Manila Philippines. I bought a laptop and an iPhone here in the states, new in box, for my sister in the Philippines. Do I have to take them out of their original box? Will I be taxed or penalized for bringing these new goods to Thailand or the Philippines? Please let me know how to best pack these items. Thanks!

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    Re: Travelling to Thailand and Philippines with new electronics

    by cgf Online Now Jan 29, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    >>> Do I have to take them out of their original box?
    it may not a bad idea.
    anyway she will see they are new as operating system will start for first time.

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    Re: Travelling to Thailand and Philippines with new electronics

    by cgf Online Now Jan 29, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    >> Please let me know how to best pack these items
    keep iPhone in your pocket and laptop in a bag, better if not a brand new one.

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    Re: Travelling to Thailand and Philippines with new electronics

    by iclee Online Now Mar 11, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Manila: Suggest for you to flatten the box and store separately in your luggage. Carry both as used personal items and declare as such if Customs ask. It will be taxed once Customs sees it in original box.

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