I can not find an answer to the question about how to bring Amateur Radio Equipment, transceivers and transmitters, into the Philippines. Amateur Radio transceivers and transmitters have to be registered with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and are also listed on your license. I have just recently passed the first of the Amateur Radio license exams and have equipment in the United States that I would like to use here. There was a lot of discussions when I was studying/applying for my amateur license about the Amnesty Program for unregistered equipment.
If I have the equipment sent here I am worried that it might be confiscated before I can register it with the NTC. Do I apply for a Permit to Purchase/Possess and have a copy of that packed with the radios and have the original with me when I pick up the package at the Post Office. I also am aware that a sizable fee is charged by the post office when electronics are sent to the Philippines.
I have asked the local club I belong to, have also inquired with the Philippine Amateur Radio Association and even queried the local NTC office - so far I do not have a definitive answer. This is frustrating as I have been a ham for over 40 years and operated in West Germany in the early 1980s - no problems getting my equipment into the country. Thanks for any help.
Trent WB0HZL, DW5HT