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Doing Business in the Philippines

Please find important contact details of institutions needed for doing business in the Philippines.

A. Business Matching Services

 For assistance in Business matching services and other related activities, you can contact the following institutions:

 Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Tel no: +632 8904748


Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)

Tel no: +632 8468196


Fax: +632 8468853

E-mail: pcci@philippinechamber.com

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP)

Tel. No: +632 8451324

Fax no: +632 8451395, +632 759 6690

Email address: alba@eccp.com


For information on registration for contractors, you can contact the following institution:

Construction Authority of the Philippines (CIAP)

 Tel No: +6328956826, +632 8954424

Email: ciapdti@yahoo.com.


B. Starting a business in the Philippines

Foreign companies or individuals who are interested in starting a business in the Philippines would have to abide by the foreign investment act  (Republic Act no. 7042 Foreign investment act). This Act says that, as a general rule, there are no restrictions on extent of foreign ownership of export enterprises. In domestic market enterprises, foreigners can invest as much as one hundred percent equity except in areas included in the negative list.


C. Involvement in Governmant projects

For Government projects, Public-Private Partnerships, Bids and Tenders, you may contact the following institutions:


Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC)

Contact Person: George Esguarra -Assistant Secretary for Planning (PPP)

Secretary: Ms. Julie Araiz

Tel no: +632 7231507

email: gdesguerra@gmail.com


Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)

Contact person: Catalina Cabral - (PPP Spokesperson) Assistant Secretary for Planning and PPP

Secretary: Eva Lagunera

Tel No: +632 3043319

email: lagunera.eva@dpwh.gov.ph



Public-PrivatePartnership Center of the Philippines

Contact Person:Philamer C. Torio - Executive Director

Secretary: Josie Galdo

Direct line:

Tel No: +632 8964697, +632 8976826, +632 8953893

Fax no: +632 8998821

Email address: info@ppp.gov.ph



D. Investments in the Philippines

Board of Investments (BOI)

Incentives are offered to companies who register with the Board of Investments, especially if they choose to engage in activities or projects that happen to be listed in the current list of Investment Priority Plans (IPP).

For more information, you may contact the National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (NERBAC):

Tel No: +632 8976682.