Setting up a business in the Philippines requires the investor to know the investment laws.
There are many ways for foreign investors to setup a business in the Philippines.
100% foreign ownership of a branch office, corporation, RHQ, ROHQ or representative office is allowed depending on the kind of business they intend to operate in the Philippines.
If you have questions on starting or doing business in the Philippines contact our business consultants for a consultation.
Republic Act 7042 Foreign Investment Act of 1991
Republic Act 8179 Liberalize Foreign Investments, Amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 7042
Implementing Rules & regulations of the Foreign Investments Act of 1991 Republic Act No. 7042
The “Foreign Investment Act of 1991”, as amended, mandates the formulation of a Regular Foreign Investment Negative List, covering investment areas or activities which are open to foreign investors and/or reserved to Filipino nationals;
Twelfth Philippines Regular Foreign Investment Negative List
Eleventh Philippines Regular Foreign Investment Negative List
Tenth Philippines Regular Foreign Investment Negative List
Ninth Regular Foreign Investment Negative List E O 98
Republic Act No. 8762 – Retail Trade Liberalization Act of 2000
Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 8762
Laws pertaining to the leasing of land and purchase of real estate and condominiums by foreigners.
Republic Act No. 4726 The Condominium Act
Presidential Decree No. 471 fixing a maximum period for the duration of leases or private lands to aliens
Republic Act No. 7652 Investors’ Lease Act
PEZA Philippine Economic Zone Authority
Republic Act No. 8756 An Act Providing For The Terms, Conditions And Licensing Requirements Of Regional Or Area Headquarters, Regional Operating Headquarters, And Regional Warehouses Of Multinational Companies, Amending For The Purpose Certain Provisions Of Executive Order No. 226, Otherwise Known As The Omnibus Investments Code Of 1987
Philippines Economic Zones
The Special Economic Zone Act of 1995 – Republic Act No. 7916
The Corporation Code of the Philippines