Business Guide for Philippines

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  Doing Business in Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelagic nation made up of 7,107 islands spanning 1,840 kilometers north to south. It is part of the East Indies, a vast island group lying south and east of mainland Asia, with Taiwan at its northernmost coast and Borneo on the south. The three main Philippine island groups are Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao

Company Registration

Apply for registration of investments: you may go online at Department of Trade and Industry 

For additional info, go to the Board of Investment

Costs of Doing Business

Minimum Wage (Manufacturing Sector). The minimum wage rate for agricultural and non- agricultural workers in every region are determined by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board.

Daily Minimum Wage Rate for different industries and services (Source: National Wages and Productivity Commission Department of Labor and Employment)

Costs and Comparison

For China, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos
land, building, labor cost, tax, incentives, and more..


Investment in the Philippines:  Time for a Second Look
Subic Bay Freeport Continues to Grow

Table of Comparison Philippines with Other Asian Countries

The Most Problematic Factors for Doing Business in Asia
- Ease of Doing Business in Asia 2009-2010
- GDP Growth Rate
- Inflation Rate
- Export Growth & Direction
- Import Growth
- Foreign Direct Investment
- Rules and Regulations
- Safety and Security
- Health and Hygiene
- Environmental Awareness
- FTAs with East and SEAsia
- Exchange Rate
 - Public Sector Corruption in Asia - 2007

minimum wage of workers in Philippines
Source: National Wages and Productivity Commission Department of Labor and Employment

Philippines Operating Economic Zones

6 Agro-Industrial Economic Zone

127 IT Parks/Centers

63 Manufacturing Economic Zone

2 Medical Tourism Parks/Centers

9 Tourism Economic Zone

For projects located in Freeport Zones, these are the options:

- Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) - Clark Development Authority (CDC) -    Phividec (Philippine Veterans Investment Development Corp.) Industrial Authority (PIA)
- Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) - Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)
- Zamboanga Economic Zone Authority (ZEZA)


Map of 63 Manufacturing Exonomic Zones

Company Registration and Investment Incentives in Vietnam

Company Registrations in Vietnam: procedures and list of documents required

Glossary of Trade Terms
Click on the alphabet group

A-C   |  D-F  | G-L  | M-R  | S-Z


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