The Filipino community in North America, especially here in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, continues to grow at an exponential level. Because of this business interest both towards and from the Philippines is growing in proportion. While large segments of their labor concentrated population are securing work on our shores their internal development within the metropolis of Manila (including burgeoning districts such as Makati and Fort Bonafacio) are beginning to resemble the likes of high-end Southern California cities (with a walloping dose of humidity). You could close your eyes here and awake in Makati thinking that you are still at home in North America as you spy a Starbucks, TGIF, and 7-11 on every corner along with Trump branded hotels. The population in Manila has adopted the North American architectural and retail ideal which has feverishly increased the demand for products and materials from both the US and Canada. As an industrial packing and crating company serving Vancouver BC area ports we receive many customer/client inquiries from small to large scale businesses interested in our services for preparing their product/materials for shipping to Manila. In today’s blog post we are providing some tips to ensuring your end of the process is taken care of before handing off efforts to Cratex Group and any subsequent shipping company.