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Business Registration Services in the Philippines

Our business consultants will carefully assess your business in the Philippines to determine the investment vehicle best suited for your company. We provide assistance with the formation procedure, planning, and registration with relevant government agencies in locations such as Metro Manila, Pampanga (except Clark) Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Cebu, Davao, and Iloilo.

Investment incentives such as fiscal and non-fiscal incentives are available to foreign investors engaged in activities that significantly contribute to national industrialization and socio-economic development, or are considered export-oriented enterprises such as IT-BPOs and other companies with cost center operations. Eligible businesses may apply for incentives with Philippine government agencies such as PEZABOICEZA, and TIEZA.

Options for Business Entry in the Philippines

Foreign investors usually start and do business in the Philippines by incorporating a new company under Philippine laws or by licensing an already established foreign corporation. Using either entity has its advantages and disadvantages.

  • Incorporation of a Company
    • Domestic Corporation with 0% Foreign Equity (All Filipino)
    • Domestic Corporation with 0.01% to 40% Foreign Equity
    • Foreign Owned Corporation – with 40.01% to 100% Foreign Equity (Under FIA)

Our team of experts will perform the following:

  • Determine company formation
  • Determine minimum capital requirement for incorporation or licensing
  • Identify other business licenses as may be required by law
  • Check the availability of company name from SEC or DTI
  • Identify Shareholders, Incorporators, and Directors

Business Registration for Most Foreign Companies

In general, Philippine laws allow foreign individuals or foreign companies to set up their business in the country. However, business activities which are included in the Foreign Investment Negative List (FINL) are excepted from foreign equity and participation. The FINL prescribes the Philippine equity participation necessary for various businesses restricted from full foreign ownership by the Constitution or specific laws. As of today, the 10th FINL regulates the foreign ownership percentage in nationalized industries.

Philippine Industries Commonly Participated In by Foreign Corporations

Special Economic Zones with Incentives

Locations of Business Registration

  • Metro Manila (Fort Bonifacio Global City, Makati, Ortigas, Quezon City, Alabang, Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Manila City)
  • Cebu
  • Davao
  • Laguna
  • Pampanga
  • Cavite
  • Iloilo
  • Other areas of economic development in the Philippines

Philippine Business Registration Requirements

Register your business in the Philippines with speed and ease

Kittelson & Carpo Consulting is a distinguished business consulting firm in the Philippines with expertise in providing seamless and transparent business solutions