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Cargo Classification

In compliance with Republic Act No. 9337, an act amending the National Internal Revenue Code, a 12% VAT is added to the total amount on all transactions involving purely domestic services only.

Special Cargo

Commodities that require special or advance arrangement, packing, handling and in certain cases, documentation. Acceptance of these type of cargo are subject to specific regulations.

Samples Special Cargo 

  • Baggage and special effects that are treated with special care and stored at a special location. Perishables are shipments which are so labelled and are stored under specific temperature. Valuable Cargo are shipments with very high commercial value.
  • Restricted Articles or Dangerous Goods like inflammables, explosives, radioactive materials and corrosive substances like acids that may endanger the safe operations of the flight.
  • Livestock, Live Animals and Plants are shipment that need special attention and care.

Embargo of Brachycephalic dog breed as Cargo on all PAL Flights.

Brachycephalic describes any animal with flat snout and whose lower jaw sticks out disproportionately longer than its upper jaw. Because of these features, brachycephalic or snub-nosed dogs tend to suffer from certain health problems. Breathing normally is commonly a struggle for these dogs. Their shortened and narrow airways result in labored breathing as they continually struggle to cope with lack of oxygen in their bloodstream making them susceptible to secondary heart problems. Because of their inability to regulate their body temperature through panting (as most dogs do), they are more likely to suffer body overheat.

List of brachycephalic dog breeds including its cross breeds:


Chow Chow

Pug (all breeds)


Dogue de Bordeaux


Boston Terrier

English Toy

Shar Pei


French Bulldog

Shih Tzu

Brussels Griffon

Griffon Bruxellois

Staffordshire Bull Terrier


Japanese Chin

Tibetan spaniel


King Charles Spaniel


Cane Corso

Lhasa Apso

Valley Bulldog

Cavalier King Charles

Mastiff (all breeds)

Yorkshire Terrier

Chihuahua (appleheaded)


Since these animals are susceptible to increased risk of heat stroke and breathing problems when exposed to stress or heat, all brachycephalic or mixed-breeds of snub-nosed dogs will not be accepted for transport as cargo on ALL PAL DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS.

Note: This restriction does not apply to service and emotional support dogs with the passenger in the cabin. Only dogs excluded in the list will be accepted for air transport.

General Cargo

All articles or materials that are not included in the list of Special Cargo are considered General Cargo or General Commodity.

Track and Trace

Click here for International Cargo 

For more information

International Cargo Terminal Bldg. 

Ninoy Aquino International Airport,
Parañaque City, Philippines

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You may call us at:

Cargo Reservations: (632) 853 3059 and 831 3061

Email: cargoreservations@pal.com.ph

For International shipments:

Export (out Philippines): (632) 851 2232

Import (in Philippines): (632) 879 5881 and 879 5887

For Domestic shipments:

PAL Cargo Terminal:

Outbound (out Manila): (632) 879 5876

Inbound (in Manila): (632) 879 5878

PAL Express Warehouse:

Inbound (in Manila)/Outbound (out Manila): (632) 802 9842

Other Cargo Contact Details

Australia Hong Kong Malaysia Saudi Arabia Thailand
Bangladesh Indonesia New Zealand  Singapore United Arab Emirates
Cambodia Japan Pakistan  South Korea United Kingdom
Canada Kuwait Papua New Guinea Sri Lanka and Maldives United States of America 
China Macau  Qatar Taiwan Vietnam