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5 Steps To Save When Importing From China

5 Steps To Save When Importing From China

In 2017, China replaced Japan as the top bilateral trading partner of the Philippines with a 20.7% increase in imports…
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The Importance of Being an Accredited Importer and Exporter in the Philippines

The Importance of Being an Accredited Importer and Exporter in the Philippines

Over the last five years, the Philippines has become one of the most competitive economies being the 38th largest export…
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How to Ensure Successful Partnership with a Freight Forwarder

A productive and efficient partnership with a freight forwarder is critical in today’s challenging import-export landscape. Not only it is…
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Importer Tips Tips to Effectively Manage Your Import Supply Chain

Importer Tips: Tips to Effectively Manage Your Import Supply Chain

Most importers will testify that managing shipments – from proper documentation to clearing cargos at the docks – is not…
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Integrity in Business By Excelsior Team (Infographic)

Several decades have passed, yet nothing rings truer than the words of Zig Ziglar: “Honesty and integrity are by far…
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Is Your Customs Broker Helping You Save Money from Import Cost

Is Your Customs Broker Helping You Save Money from Import Cost?

When getting your goods into a country as an importer, passing through customs is an inevitable hurdle. As with any…
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Customs Compliance for Philippine Importers

Customs Compliance for Philippine Importers: Things to Know About the Tariff System of the CMTA (Infographic)

On 30 May 2016, the Republic Act (RA) No. 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act was…
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How to Compute Your Import Tax and Duty

Philippine Importers: Here’s How to Compute Your Import Tax and Duty

Paying the right customs tax and duty in your import business is crucial to ensure that your operations are legitimate….
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Exporter Guide - Steps to Make Sure You Will Get Paid

Exporter Guide: Steps to Make Sure You Will Get Paid

In our previous post, we discussed how you could effectively find overseas clients for your export goods. Provided that you…
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Why Now is the Best Time to Establish an Import-Export Business in the Philippines? (Infographic)

The import-export sector in the Philippines is on the rise. According to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the country’s total trade…
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Things to Consider When Shipping for Trade Shows

Things to Consider When Shipping for Trade Shows

As mentioned in our previous post, attending trade shows is one of the most effective ways to grow the client…
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Customs Broker vs. Attorney in Fact

Customs Broker vs. Attorney in Fact

During the process of importing-exporting, many companies will decide to hire a licensed Customs Broker to clear goods through customs…
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Importers/Exporters Primer for Break Bulk Shipment and Container Loading

Importers/Exporters Primer for Break Bulk Shipment and Container Loading

If you are just new in the import/export business, then one of the first shipping methods you should get familiar…
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How to Find Foreign Buyers for Your Export Products

How to Find Foreign Buyers for Your Export Products

Your export business would not be successful unless you have a substantial client base that trusts your company. Finding export…
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Is Your Broker Really a Licensed Customs Broker or A Fixer? (Infographic)

When it comes to importing, it’s extremely important to hire a customs broker who can clear your goods safely, quickly,…
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How to Release Your Cargo in Customs Without Delay

In our previous post, we’ve discussed the process of clearing your imported goods from the Philippine Customs. While nobody enjoys…
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Common Mistakes in Import & Export Business (Infographic)

The import and export business is still the most lucrative industry anyone could venture into. Aside from the wide range…
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How to Release Imported Item from Philippine Customs

In this post, we will walk you through the steps by step guide on how to release your imported shipments…
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Advantages of Being an Accredited Importer (Infographic)

Responding to the economy’s endeavor of progress, a factor of its primary resource needs to comply and go with the…
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Tips to Run a Successful Importation Business

In this post, we will give you some proven tips and tricks that will surely help you run a successful…
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Why You Need A Legitimate Licensed Customs Broker (Infographic)

To be successful, one should have a full grasp of the complexities of trading such as the customs rules and…
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Cargo Insurance: Top Reasons Why Your Import/Export Business Need It!

In every type of business, it’s minimizing risk is equally important as achieving maximum return. If your business imports or…
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6 Tips on How to Source Goods for Your Import Business

Knowing the products that are in-demand in the market is one thing, knowing how to source them is another. Aside…
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Is Your Importation Considered as De Minimis Importations and No Longer Subject to Duties and Taxes?

If you’re a business owner looking for ways to minimize importing cost, then you should familiarize yourself with one of…
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Types of Container Units Used for Shipping Cargo – Infographic

Aside from gargantuan cargo ships, another object that most people often associate with international shipping industry is container units. These…
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Terminal Appointment and Booking System (TABS): Problem or Solution to Faster Customs Releasing?

Importers and exporters are very much familiar with how the final steps of importing in the Philippines should take place:…
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Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Brokerage Operation

Efficiency and productivity are two of the most important metrics that business owners are determined to achieve both on a…
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Tips to Grow Your Import/Export Business

Starting an import and export business is one thing, knowing how to grow it from the ground up is another….
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10 Mind Blowing Facts About the Worldwide Shipping Industry

One of the oldest industry in the world is the shipping industry. Though it is often unacknowledged by many of…
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Guide to Starting an Import and Export Business in the Philippines

In our recent blog, we have talked about the latest business ideas that you should consider if you are planning…
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Top 10 Ports in the World (Infographic)

For centuries, ports have played a critical role in global commerce, making it possible for different countries to acquire its…
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Why Shipping FOB is Better Than CIF?

Choosing the right Incoterms is a vital part of the shipping process. This ensures that both parties – the seller…
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Top Factors That Impacts Transportation Management

Transportation management is a critical component for many importing/ exporting businesses. If planned carefully and properly, an effective transportation plan…
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What to Expect in Shipping Industry This 2017? (Infographic)

Last year was a ride of incredible ups and downs for the global shipping in the industry. From financial pressures…
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Things that You Should Know When Requesting Freight Rate Quote

One of the first things that you should know when starting an importing and exporting business is how to get…
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Import Facts: What Are the Benefits If Your Customs Broker and Forwarder is Efficient?

Cost-efficiency is one of the primary goals of many businesses, and the same holds true in import and export business….
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Importer & Exporter Fact: Culture of Honesty, Find an Honest Broker (Infographic)

The advent of new technology has made it easier for anyone to start their own import and export business nowadays….
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Customs Audit: How Will It Affect Your Importation?

Customs Audit is one of the most critical parts of the importation process. In May 2001, the Philippine Congress passed…
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6 Biggest Frustrations of Importers and Exporters

6 Biggest Frustrations of Importers and Exporters image from http://cf.ltkcdn.net No industry is free from problems and complaints, even the importing…
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Incoterms 2010: What’s the Responsibility of Supplier and Buyer? (Infographic)

Whether you are new in the importing and exporting industry or not, you might have already encountered the term Incoterms…
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Why Should You Pay the Correct Customs Duty and Tax?

In the importing industry, paying the right customs duties and taxes does not only ensure a smooth flow of importation…
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Importer Facts: Choosing Your Agreement Between Your Supplier – Incoterms 2010

If you are planning to start an import and export business on an international basis, or you are expecting to…
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Types of Bill of Lading That Affects Your Import & Export Business (Infographic)

Bill of Lading (BOL, Waybill) is a legal document between the shipping carrier and the business which acts as 1)…
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Advantage of Having the Services of a Freight Forwarding Company

Advantage of Having the Services of a Freight Forwarding Company Imabe from nationalaircargo.com In the shipping world, one of the most…
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Importer Tips: How to Avoid Shipping Storage and Demurrage

If you’re new in the importing or exporting world, you might be surprised to receive an unexpected bill showing demurrage,…
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Importer Facts: What to Pay and Not Pay? (Infographic)

Importation is quite tricky, especially if you’re not aware of the costs that come with it. It is important to…
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Advantages of Having an Honest Customs Broker

Advantages of Having an Honest Customs Broker Professionalism and Integrity have always been an imperative aspect in every industry. In…
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Importer Checklist: Save Time and Money (Infographic)

Being competitive in today’s market requires your overall business operations to be fast and smart in every step of the…
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How To Choose The Best Customs Broker

How To Choose The Best Customs Broker

Customs brokers provide professional and expert service on customs clearance of goods during importing and exporting. Customs brokers are in…
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What Is a Customs Broker and Why Do You Need One?

Importing and exporting are two strategies currently being used in business expansion. In exporting, a business grows by tapping into…
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What Is the Best Freight Forwarding Company?

Freight forwarding is the process of preparing goods for transport in behalf of the shipper. The shipping process includes moving…
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Excelsior Worldwide Logistics Corp Success Story

Early this year, Excelsior Worldwide Logistics Corporation’s success story has been cited by Victory Fort, as an encouragement to business…
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New Cebu international port project may start in August

Lorenciana, Carlo and Braga, Michael Vencynth (2016, June 24). The Freeman. New Cebu international port project may start in August….
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Duterte OKs P39-B project in Davao

Nawal, Allan (2016, June 24). Inquirer Mindanao. Duterte OKs P39-B project in Davao. Retrieved from http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/792194/duterte-oks-p39-b-project-in-davao Backers say one of…
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Philippines Top 10 Exports

Workman, Daniel (2016, June 21). Philippines Top 10 Exports. Retrieved from http://www.worldstopexports.com/philippines-top-10-exports/ Exports from the Philippines amounted to US$58.6 billion…
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No pressing need for DTI reforms, says incoming chief

Mercurio, Richmond (2016, June 20). The Philippine Star. No pressing need for DTI reforms, says incoming chief. Retrieved from http://www.philstar.com/business/2016/06/20/1594535/no-pressing-need-dti-reforms-says-incoming-chief…
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Dominguez readies Customs reforms

Magtulis, Prinz (2016, June 15). The Philippine Star. Dominguez readies Customs reforms. Retrieved from http://www.philstar.com/business/2016/06/15/1592969/dominguez-readies-customs-reforms To rid agency of ‘most…
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