Investment Incentives in the Philippines

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Incentives or guarantees

Forms of Aid
Exemptions and tax relief, administrative and Customs facilities.
Privileged Domains
Tax incentives (exemptions and tax relief) and non-tax incentives (import facilities, easy family reunification, assistance)


Privileged geographical sectors
Priority sectors in the 2008 Investment Plan: agriculture, agrobusiness, fishing, infrastructure, tourism, research and development, engineering products, highly technological strategic activities and those creating jobs.
Privileged Geographical Zones
The autonomous region of Mindanao, less developed areas (LDA), "ecozones" under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), and the special economic zones of Subic Bay (SBF), Clark (CSEZ), Cagayan, and Zamboanga (Zamboecozone).
Country Risk

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Tax incentives offered to foreign investors

Special tax treatments
Tax incentives available to enterprises registered with the Board of Investments (BOI) or the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) include six years’ income tax holidays for pioneer firms and four years for non-pioneer firms with expanding firms granted three years. Tax credits are available for taxes and duties paid on purchases of raw materials of products for export, domestic capital equipment, domestic breeding stock and genetic materials. A number of Special Economic Zones, some of which are operated as separate customs territories also exist. For more information on tax incentive programs you can consult the Foreign Investment Act and the Trade and Investment Development Corporation of the Philippines (TIDCORP).
Useful Links
Board of Investment

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