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Importing bulk items in Philippines, Any pinoy here ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ryanhackmachine, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. ryanhackmachine

    ryanhackmachine Regular Member

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    Any filipinos here have business importing bulk items ? I am planning to start my own airsoft related shop here but im not sure.. i just wanted to know if theres anyone here from philippines tried to import bulk items. if you do here's my concern

    Q: Did you have any problems in customs and paying tax etc... i mean we all know in our country everything have a fee legal or not officials do anything to get anything they can out of your pocket if your doing business



    Feedback's will be appreciated thanks :)
     
  2. wakawaka555

    wakawaka555 Newbie

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    Seriously if you know someone they can hook you up. A friend of mine imports and exports 'sabong' accessories here in the Philippines to the UK, just pays couple of thousands to customs and the necessary transport fees. He sends about 5-10 boxes per month freight. Again it just depends on the items you are exporting/importing.
     
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    Exporting is super easy; just make sure it's loaded through North Harbor (MICP), and if you're not an E2M registered exporter you can pay a facilitation fee of PHP2,000 (any more is an inflated price).
    Importing, on the other hand, is a major pain in the ass. Subic is by far the 'easiest' route from a customs perspective, but then you need to contend with the fact that once the stuff leaves Subic it is, for all intents and purposes, illegal stuff, subject to being seized and destroyed.

    As of a few months ago, there is now a hotline setup to respond to corruption and extortion attempts by customs officials, that connects directly to a desk in Malacanang. PM for the number, if needed. I haven't had occasion to use it, but presumably it would be an effective route, assuming they answer the phone!
     
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    PS - depending where the items are coming from, and their size, Balikbayan boxes can be the perfect solution. I don't think BOC has ever opened a single balikbayan box :)
     
  5. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    The best way to 'import' to the Philippines is is via Balikbayan-box else you will have to pay your ass of for taxes...
    I once bough books and DVDs from Amazon Germany - the tax was ~50% of the amazon-bill - crazy shit!

    Send via BB-Box and tax is 0 beside that its also cheaper in transport BUT will take up to 3 months (from Germany to PH)