I just had to have it and went to the Japanese version of Johnny Air Cargo to look for it. You register at this site, search for any item popular in Japan (anything from Comme des Garçons to yakiniku grills), pay for it, and From Japan will ship it to your country at a minimal cost.
They’re so fast. After less than a week I received my notice of receipt from the EMS claims at Philpost.
I sent my driver to Pasay with the signed claim card, my ID plus Php 3,000 (wild guess on my part) and hoped for the best.
After five hours he came back empty handed, except for these two papers
An official print out from Japan and a scribble from the Philippine post office said I was being charged PHp 7,577 for a bag that cost ¥41,895 including shipping.
Luckily Commissioner of Customs @ruffybiazon is just a tweet away and I asked his opinion.
He was surprised that I received an unofficial scribble from the post office and said I should get an official form and receipt.
As for the taxes, I was in doubt, but found this useful online calculator at this site and came up with this rough estimate
I decided to swallow the cost and send my driver back with Php 8,000 and the papers. Three hours later he came back with this box and some change.
Inside, my gorgeous Fuck “Goyard” bag
I also got an official receipt. So all is well.
Here are the sites you need to know:
To order from Japan and have them shipped safely and fast, go to: http://www.fromjapan.co.jp/.
To calculate how much tax you can expect to pay here, go to this blog.
To see the Undercoverism collection, click here.