Business Registration
Business Registration in the Philippines

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Business Registration Services in the Philippines

Our business consultants will carefully assess your market-entry plans in the Philippines to determine the investment vehicle best suited for your enterprise. We will provide end-to-end assistance on the formation procedure, planning, and registration with relevant government agencies in your preferred office address, such as Metro Manila, Pampanga (except Clark), Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Cebu, Davao City, and Iloilo City.

Investment benefits from the government 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.

Entity Options for Doing Business in the Philippines

Foreign investors can start doing business in the Philippines by incorporating a new company under Philippine laws or by licensing an already established foreign corporation.

Our team of experts will perform the following:

  • Determine company formation
  • Determine minimum capital requirement for incorporation or licensing
  • Identify other applicable business permits/licenses (for companies engaged in regulated industries)
  • 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 investors to set up their business in the country. However, business activities which are included in the Foreign Investment Negative List (FINL) are exempted 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 version of the FINL regulates the percentage of foreign ownership in nationalized industries.

Common Types of Companies Set Up by Foreign Investors

Philippine Special Economic Zones with Tax Incentives

We provide Business Registration Services in the following locations:

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

Philippine Business Registration Requirements

Register your business in the Philippines with us

We provide company formation and corporate compliance services to companies of all sizes in the Philippines.