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Online K-Beauty Retailers Feel Pressure From Tougher Customs Procedures on Balikbayan Boxes

Shipments take longer to arrive as informal forwarders freeze operations while waiting for better times

Search for the #kbeautyph hashtag on Instagram and the platform will yield more than 24,000 images, mostly of Korean cosmetic products being sold either for a bargain or in bulk.K-Beauty refers to Korean cosmetics and skincare, one of the largest and most ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 25, 2017 03:00:00
News and Events

New Rules on Balikbayan Boxes Take Effect Aug 1: What You Need to Know

The customs bureau requires more detailed lists and receipts for brand new items

At least five million Filipinos abroad send shipments of durable and consumable goods to their families back home every year, according to the Door-to-Door Consolidators Association of the Philippines (DDCAP). Mostly, these are contained in balikbayan boxes which are charged a fixed ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 26, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

A balikbayan's environment advocacy leads him to 'green entrepreneurship'

From Australia, this balikbayan comes home to be a forest defender. But eventually, he also turned to be a reluctant entrepreneur.

In the valley between the mountains of Banahaw and San Cristobal in Quezon, a green enterprise has taken root, thanks to balikbayan Dion Pullan, who donned the hat of a businessman—albeit reluctantly—in a bid to defend the mountains’ forests. “I’m not a ...

by Kendrick Chua  | April 15, 2015 03:00:00
Franchising

Balikbayan leaves Canada to put up a business back home

For Fil-Canadian Robby Reventar, now is the best time to be an entrepreneur in his native land. Find out how he found the best franchising opportunity that he is very confident about.

by James Humarang  | August 19, 2014 07:30:00
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