Advice to Balikbayan Box Senders

MANILA--The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reminded consumers, companies and overseas Filipino workers who send balikbayan boxes to the Philippines to make sure the freight forwarder is accredited with the Philippine Shippers' Bureau (PSB) to avoid possible problems, reports ABS-CBN News. (A list of accredited freight forwarders as of end-December 2012 can be found here.) Trade Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya said accredited forwarders follow government quality standards and observe a code of ethics in doing business, as well as insurance coverage in case of accidents and non-delivery.