As some of you may know. According to the law, visiting yachts are supposed to leave the Philippines
after a year's time or they are considered "imported" and a 40% levy then applies.
Apparently, however, the law is never enforced. Many folks sail in, and never leave, or leave only after a number of years, and I have not heard of anyone being penalized for it.
Does anyone know of an instance where the law has actually been enforced? If so, how, when, and under what circumstances?
Also, has anyone left Php without clearance and had a problem clearing in to Malaysia
or any other neighborhing nation?
Thanks in advance for any replies.