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Dating customs in other countries

Dating customs in other countries

For legal weight. For net weight. General Rules for the Interpretation of the Harmonized System. The titles of Sections, Chapters and Sub-Chapters are provided for ease of reference only; for legal purposes, classifications shall be determined according to the terms of the headings and any relative Section or Chapter Notes and, provided such headings or Notes do not otherwise require, according to the following provisions. It shall also be taken to include a reference to that article complete or finished or falling to be classified as complete or finished by virtue of this Rule , presented unassembled or disassembled.

Any reference to goods of a given material or substance shall be taken to include a reference to goods consisting wholly or partly of such material or substance. The classification of goods consisting or more than one material or substance shall be according to the principles of Rule 3.

When by application of Rule 2 b or for any other reason, goods are, prima facie, classifiable under two or more headings, classification shall be effected as follows: However, when two or more headings each refer to part only of the materials or substances contained in mixed or composite goods or to part only of the items in a set put for retail sale, those headings are to be regarded as equally specific in relation to those goods, even if one of them gives a more complete or precise description of the goods.

Goods which cannot be classified in accordance with the above Rules shall be classified under the heading appropriate to the goods to which they are most akin.

In addition to the foregoing provisions, the following Rules shall apply in respect to the goods referred to therein: The Rule does not, however, apply to containers which give the whole its essential character;. However, this provision does not apply when such packing materials or packing containers are clearly suitable for repetitive use. For legal purposes, the classification of goods in the subheadings of a heading shall be determined according to the terms of those subheadings and any related Subheading Notes and, mutatis mutandis, to the above Rules, on the understanding that only subheadings at the same level are comparable.

For the purposes of the Rule the relative Section and Chapter Notes also apply, unless the context otherwise requires. There shall be levied, collected, and paid upon all imported articles the rates of duty indicated in the Section under this Section except as otherwise specifically provided for in this Code: The rates of duty herein provided or subsequently fixed pursuant to Section four hundred one of this Code shall be subject to periodic investigation by the Tariff Commission and may be revised by the President upon recommendation of the National Economic and Development Authority.

The rates of duty herein provided shall apply to all products whether imported directly or indirectly of all foreign countries, which do not discriminate against Philippine export products. The tariff Sections, Chapters, headings and subheadings and the rate of import duty under Section one hundred four of this Code shall be as follows: Conditionally-Free Importations. Provided, further, That a sale pursuant to a judicial order or in liquidation of the estate of a deceased person shall be subject to the preceding proviso, without prejudice to the payment of duties, taxes and other charges: Provided, finally, That the President may upon recommendation of the Secretary of Finance, suspend, disallow or completely withdraw, in whole or in part, any of the conditionally-free importation under this section: Aquatic products e.

Provided, That they are imported in such vessels or in crafts attached thereto: And provided, further, That they have not been landed in any foreign territory or, if so landed, they have been landed solely for transshipment without having been advanced in condition; chan robles virtual law library b. Equipment for use in the salvage of vessels or aircrafts, not available locally, upon identification and the giving of a bond in an amount equal to one and one-half times the ascertained duties, taxes and other charges thereon, conditioned for the exportation thereof or payment of the corresponding duties, taxes and other charges within six 6 months from the date of acceptance of the import entry: Provided, That the Collector of Customs may extend the time for exportation or payment of duties, taxes and other charges for a term not exceeding six 6 months from the expiration of the original period; chan robles virtual law library c.

Cost of repairs, excluding the value of the article used, made in foreign countries upon vessels or aircraft documented, registered or licensed in the Philippines, upon proof satisfactory to the Collector of Customs 1 that adequate facilities for such repairs are not afforded in the Philippines, or 2 that such vessels or aircrafts, while in the regular course of her voyage or flight was compelled by stress of weather or other casualty to put into a foreign port to make such repairs in order to secure the safety, seaworthiness or airworthiness of the vessel or aircraft to enable her to reach her port of destination; d.

Articles brought into the Philippines for repair, processing or reconditioning to be re-exported upon completion of the repair, processing or reconditioning: Provided, That the Collector of Customs shall require the giving of a bond in an amount equal to one and one-half times the ascertained duties, taxes and other charges thereon, conditioned for the exportation thereof or payment of the corresponding duties, taxes and other charges within six 6 months from the date of acceptance of the import entry; e.

Medals, badges, cups and other small articles bestowed as trophies or prizes, or those received or accepted as honorary distinction; f. Provided, That the personal and household effects shall neither be in commercial quantities nor intended for barter, sale or hire and that the total dutiable value of which shall not exceed two thousand pesos P2, Provided further, That the returning residents have not previously received the benefit under this section within one year from and after the last exemption granted: Provided furthermore, That a fifty 50 per cent ad valorem duty across the board shall be levied and collected on the personal and household effects except luxury items in excess of two thousand pesos P2, And provided, finally, That the personal and household effects except luxury items of a returning resident who has not stayed abroad for six 6 months shall be subject to fifty 50 per cent ad valorem duty across the board, the total dutiable value of which does not exceed two thousand pesos P2, Wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet articles, portable tools and instruments, theatrical costumes and similar effects accompanying travelers, or tourists.

Provided, That this exemption shall not apply to articles intended for other persons or for barter, sale or hire: Provided, further, That the Collector of Customs may, in his discretion, require either a written commitment or a bond in an amount equal to one and one-half times the ascertained duties, taxes and other charges conditioned for the exportation thereof or payment of the corresponding duties, taxes and other charges within three 3 months from the date of acceptance of the import entry: And Provided finally, That the Collector of Customs may extend the time for exportation or payment of duties, taxes and other charges for a term not exceeding three 3 months from the expiration of the original period; g Provided, That vehicles, vessels, aircrafts, machineries and other similar articles for use in manufacture, shall not be classified hereunder; chan robles virtual law library i.

Articles used exclusively for public entertainment, and for display in public expositions, or for exhibition or competitionfor prizes, and devices for projecting pictures and parts and appurtenances thereof, upon identification, examination, and appraisal and the giving of a bond in an amount equal to one and one-half times the ascertained duties, taxes and other charges thereon, conditioned for exportation thereof or payment of the corresponding duties, taxes and other charges within six 6 months from the date of acceptance of the import entry; Provided, That the Collector of Customs may extend the time for exportation or payment of duties, taxes and other charges for a term not exceeding six 6 months from the expiration of the original period; and technical and scientific films when imported by technical, cultural and scientific institutions, and not to be exhibited for profit: Provided, further, That if any of the said films is exhibited for profit, the proceeds therefrom shall be subject to confiscation, in addition to the penalty provided under Section Thirty-six hundred and ten as amended, of this Code; j.

Articles brought by foreign film producers directly and exclusively used for making or recording motion picture films on location in the Philippines, upon their identification, examination and appraisal and the giving of a bond in an amount equal to one and one-half times the ascertained duties, taxes and other charges thereon, conditioned for exportation thereof or payment of the corresponding duties, taxes and other charges within six 6 months from the date of acceptance of the import entry, unless extended by the Collector of Customs for another six 6 months; photographic and cinematographic films, undeveloped, exposed outside the Philippines by resident Filipino citizens or by producing companies of Philippine registry where the principal actors and artists employed for the production are Filipinos, upon affidavit by the importer and identification that such exposed films are the same films previously exported from the Philippines.

As used in this paragraph, the terms "actors" and "artists" include the persons operating the photographic cameras or other photographic and sound recording apparatus by which the film is made; k. Importations for the official use of foreign embassies, legations, and other agencies of foreign governments: Provided, That those foreign countries accord like privileges to corresponding agencies of the Philippines; Articles imported for the personal or family use of the members and attaches of foreign embassies, legations, consular officers and other representatives of foreign governments: Provided, That such privilege shall be accorded under special agreements between the Philippines and the countries which they represent: And Provided, further, That the privilege may be granted only upon specific instructions of the Secretary of Finance in each instance which will be issued only upon request of the Department of Foreign Affairs; l.

Imported articles donated to, or for the account of, any duly registered relief organization, not operated for profit, for free distribution among the needy, upon certification by the Department of Social Services and Development or the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, as the case may be; m. Supplies which are necessary for the reasonable requirements of the vessel or aircraft in hervoyage or flight outside the Philippines, including articles transferred from a bonded warehouse in any collection district to any vessel or aircraft engaged in foreign trade, for use or consumption of the passengers or its crew on board such vessel or aircrafts as sea or air stores; or articles purchased abroad for sale on board a vessel or aircraft as saloon stores or air store supplies: Provided, That any surplus or excess of such vessel or aircraft supplies arriving from foreign ports or airports shall be dutiable; o.

Articles and salvage from vessels recovered after a period of two 2 years from the date of filing the marine protest or the time when the vessel was wrecked or abandoned, or parts of a foreign vessel or her equipment, wrecked, abandoned in Philippine waters or elsewhere: Provided, That articles and salvage recovered within the said period oftwo 2 years shall be dutiable; p.

Coffins or urns containing human remains, bones or ashes, used personal and household effects not merchandise of the deceased person, except vehicles, the value of which does not exceed ten thousand pesos P10, Samples of the kind, in such quantity and of such dimension or construction as to render them unsalable or of no appreciable commercial value; models not adapted for practical use; and samples of medicines, properly marked "sample-sale punishable by law," for the purpose of introducing a new article in the Philippine market and imported only once in a quantity sufficient for such purpose by a person duly registered and identified to be engaged in that trade: Provided, That importations under this subsection shall be previously authorized by the Secretary of Finance: Provided, however, That importation of sample medicine shall be previously authorized by the Secretary of Health that such samples are new medicines not available in the Philippines: Commercial samples, except those that are not readily and easily identifiable e.

If the value of any single consignment of such commercial samples exceeds ten thousand pesos P10, Animals except race horses , and plants for scientific, experimental, propagation, botanical, breeding, zoological and national defense purposes: Provided, That no live trees, shoots, plants, moss, and bulbs, tubers and seeds for propagation purposes may be imported under this section, except by order of the Government or other duly authorized institutions: Provided, further, That the free entry of animals for breeding purposes shall be restricted to animals of recognized breed, duly registered in the book of record established for that breed, certified as such by the Bureau of Animal Industry: Provided, furthermore, That certificate of such record, and pedigree of such animal duly authenticated by the proper custodian of such book of record, shall be produced and submitted to the Collector of Customs, together with affidavit of the owner or importer, that such animal is the animal described in said certificate of record and pedigree: And Provided, finally, That the animals and plants are certified by the National Economic and Development Authority as necessary for economic development; s.

Philippine articles previously exported from the Philippines and returned without having been advanced in value or improved in condition by any process of manufacture or other means, and upon which no drawback or bounty has been allowed, including instruments and implements, tools of trade, machinery and equipment, used abroad by Filipino citizens in the pursuit of their business, occupation or profession; and foreign articles previously imported when returned after having been exported and loaned for use temporarily abroad solely for exhibition, testing and experimentation, for scientific or educational purposes; and foreign containers previously imported which have been used in packing exported Philippine articles and returned empty if imported by or for the account of the person or institution who exported them from the Philippines and not for sale, barter or hire subject to identification: Provided, That any Philippine article falling under this subsection upon which drawback or bounty has been allowed shall, upon re-importation thereof, be subject to a duty under this subsection equal to the amount of such drawback or bounty.

Aircraft, equipment and machinery, spare parts commissary and catering supplies, aviation gas, fuel and oil, whether crude or refined, and such other articles or supplies imported by and for the use of scheduled airlines operating under Congressional franchise: Provided, That such articles or supplies are not locally available in reasonable quantity, quality and price and are necessary or incidental for the proper operation of the scheduled airline importing the same; v.

Provided, That such articles are not locally available in reasonable quantity, quality and price and are necessary or incidental in the proper operation of the mine; and aircrafts imported by agro-industrial companies to be used by them in their agriculture and industrial operations or activities, spare parts and accessories thereof; w.

Spare parts of vessels or aircraft of foreign registry engaged in foreign trade when brought into the Philippine exclusively as replacements or for the emergency repair thereof, upon proof satisfactory to the Collector of Customs that such spare parts shall be utilized to secure the safety, seaworthiness or airworthiness of the vessel or aircraft, to enable it to continue its voyage or flight; x.

Articles of easy identification exported from the Philippines for repair and subsequently reimported upon proof satisfactory to the Collector of Customs that such articles are not capable of being repaired locally: Provided, That the cost of the repairs made to any such article shall pay a rate of duty of thirty per cent ad valorem; y.

Trailer chassis when imported by shipping companies for their exclusive use inhandling containerized cargo, upon posting a bond in an amount equal to one and one-half times the ascertained duties, taxes and other charges due thereon to cover a period of one year from the date of acceptance of the entry, which period for meritorious reasons may be extended by the Commissioner of Customs from year to year, subject to the following conditions: That they shall be properly identified and registered with the Land Transportation Commission; chan robles virtual law library 2.

That they shall be subject to customs supervision fee to be fixed by the Collector of Customs and subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Customs; chan robles virtual law library 3.

That they shall be deposited in the Customs zone when not in use; and 4. That upon the expiration of the period prescribed above, duties and taxes shall be paid, unless otherwise re-exported.

The provisions of Sec. On Fuel Used for Propulsion of Vessels. On Articles Made from Imported Materials. The actual use of the imported materials in the production or manufacture of the article exported with their quantity, value, and amount of duties paid thereon, having been established; chan robles virtual law library 2. The duties refunded or credited shall not exceed one hundred per cent of duties paid on imported materials used; 3.

There is no determination by the National Economic and Development Authority of the requirement for certification on non-availability of locally-produced or manufactured competitive substitutes for the imported materials used at the time of importation; 4. The exportation shall be made within one 1 year after the importation of materials used and claim of refund or tax credit shall be filed within six 6 months from the date of exportation; 5. When two or more products result from the use of the same imported materials, an apportionment shall be made on its equitable basis.

For every application of a drawback, there shall be paid to and collected by the Bureau of Customs as filing, processing and supervision fees the sum of Five Hundred Pesos P Payment of Partial Drawbacks.

Payment of the Drawbacks. Provided, That a registered enterprise under Republic Act Numbered Fifty-one hundred and eighty-six or Republic Act Numbered Sixty-one hundred and thirty-five which has previously enjoyed tax credit based on customs duties paid on imported raw materials and supplies, shall not be entitled to drawback under this section, with respect to the same importation subsequently processed and re-exported; Provided, further, That is as a result of the refund or tax credit by way of drawback of customs duties, there would necessarily result a corresponding refund or credit of internal revenue taxes on the same importation, the Collector of Customs shall likewise certify the same to the Commissioner of Customs who shall cause the said refund or tax credit of internal revenue taxes to be paid, refunded or credited in favor of the importer, with advice to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Such values shall be published by the Commissioner of Customs from time to time. Bases of Dutiable Weight. Rate of Exchange. Effective Date of Rates of Import Duty. On and after the day when this Code shall go into effect, all articles previously imported, for which no entry has been made, and all articles previously entered without payment of duty and under bond for warehousing, transportation, or any other purpose, for which no permit of delivery to the importer or his agent has been issued, shall be subject to the rates of any duty imposed by this Code and to any other duty, upon the entry, or withdrawal thereof from warehouse, for consumption.

On article abandoned or forfeited to, or seized by, the government, and then sold at public auction, the rates of duty and the tariff in force on the date of the auction shall apply: Entry, or Withdrawal from Warehouse, for Consumption.

Dumping Duty. The Commission, upon receipt of the advice from the Secretary shall conduct an investigation to: If the fair value of an article cannot be determined, the following rules shall apply:


Dating customs in other countries

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