Board of Investments (BOI)
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The BOI, under the Omnibus Investments Code (or Executive order 226), encourages investments through tax exemption and other benefits in preferred areas of economic activity specified by the BOI in the Investment Priorities Plan (IPP). The IPP, formulated annually by … Read More

Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)
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The PEZA was created under Republic Act (RA) 7915 known as “The Special Economic Zone Act of 1995” as amended by RA 8748. It promotes the flow of both local and foreign investors into special economic zones which would generate … Read More

Information on Security and Business Risk Services
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Information on Security Services Security service is indispensible when setting up a business in the Philippines, as the country is often susceptible to a broad range of security issues, especially in places like Mindanao where terrorist attacks abound. There can … Read More

Information on Travel and Visa Services
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Visa The Philippine Immigration Law is strictly enforced by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration. Foreigners coming to the Philippines, whether a tourist or for business, need to comply with this Law. If you are a citizen of Switzerland who wishes … Read More

Information on Legal Services
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Legal services are crucial when undertaking a business in the Philippines because you must ensure that your business is operating within both Philippine and foreign laws.  It is crucial to obtain legal advice before establishing a business to make sure … Read More

Information on Taxes for Businesses
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The Philippine government imposes different taxes for businesses such as: ·       Income Tax – http://www.bir.gov.ph/taxinfo/tax_income.htm ·       Value Added Tax (VAT) – http://www.bir.gov.ph/taxinfo/tax_vat.htm ·       Estate Tax – http://www.bir.gov.ph/taxinfo/tax_estate.htm ·       Donor’s Tax – http://www.bir.gov.ph/taxinfo/tax_donors.htm ·       Excise Taxes – http://www.bir.gov.ph/lumangweb/tax_excise.html ·       Documentary Stamp Tax – http://www.bir.gov.ph/taxinfo/tax_docstm.htm ·       Percentage Tax … Read More

Information on Total Logistics Services
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Information on Total Logistics (Forwarding, Customs Brokerage & Warehousing) Cross-border transactions, such as importation of products, follow strict rules and regulations governed by the Philippine Customs and government bodies such as Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Transportation … Read More