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That depends on several factors. Are you buying them at retail locations or wholesale? Are you buying them for personal use or to sell?
Also, are you purchasing the products directly from the manufacturer?
I have to step out of this chat for a bit but I will be back.
I am buying from retail locations, I am buying them in America, and selling in the Philippines to make a profit.
If you are buying at retail locations, the first sale doctrine allows you to resell a product that you own. However, if you buy them from the manufacturer you will run into contractual issues. You may also have other issues that I am not aware of in the Philippines though such as importation laws.
Let me see if I can do some research on that.
should i wait, will you return in a few minuets
Feel free to wait or come back
are you now researching the importing regulations to the phil?
Yes. Here is more information on importing to the Philippines: http://www.dti.gov.ph/dti/index.php?p=196
However, I am unsure of what is considered "importation" if it is based on quantity or just on the fact that you are reselling
Since I am not familiar enough with the laws of the Philippines, I am going to opt out of this question and allow another expert to answer as I do not want to give you any incorrect information. My apologies.
i will gladly give you a bonus if you can interpret the importation answer. i have been to the web site you sent and too difficult for me to interpret.
are you still there and researching my answer?
is anyone researching?
are you there
My interpretation of the law is that if you are purchasing a product, shipping it to another country to resell then you will need to register as a business in that country and follow their procedures. This likely will come with a cost.
you left the chat without asking are we finished. i am still waiting for the importation answer
That is because I opted out since I am not an expert in the law of the Philippines. I opted back in because I saw that no one picked up the question and you were unclear as to what had happened.
If you would like I can continue helping you or I can leave and allow another expert to answer.
The information that I found suggests that if you are importing a product for resale you will need to register as a business in the Philippines. Do you have a business there? How will you be selling the products there?
The other thing that you should be aware of is that companies such as Coach will try to stop you from selling if you are not an authorized distributor.
the second question is as much a part of the answer i need to know. i chose to pay you more than 3x what i have ever paid this service before. i would hope to receive a full answer.
While the first sale doctrine in the US will allow you to purchase a product and resell it, the company tries to stop people from doing so based on the amount of counterfeiting happening.
ok, but that does not answer my question. i obviously cannot send counterfit products anywhere.
The product may be stopped at the border when it is shipped to the Philippines and they could ask for a certificate of authenticity.
I am just giving you information.
As I said before, from the information that I saw online regarding importation of products in the Philippines, you will need to register with the government and pay the necessary importation fees.
I do not see any information on exemptions.
Your best bet would be to contact the Bureau of Importation to confirm:
Bureau of Import Services3F Tara Bldg., 389 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City Director's OfficeTel. No.: (+632)(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>Fax: (+632)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Again, I am giving you the most information that I have. And since I do not want you to spend money on an incomplete answer, nor give me a bad rating, I would prefer to opt out and let another expert answer. Is that okay with you?
you have done a good job. i will give you a good rating.