1 March 2018 | Advisory: Questionable Entities




PTIC-London Flyer


Download the PTIC-London Flyer

It contains the economic snapshot of the Philippines as well as information about trade and investment opportunities available in the country.

It also serves as a briefer on investment incentives and important local regulations.

Philippine Statistics in Brief

Official catalogue published by the Philippine Statistics Authority.
The publication presents the latest quarterly data on the following: national accounts, investments, poverty, MDG indicators, and other key economic and social indicators.



Philippine Statistics in Brief

Official catalogue published by the Philippine Statistics Authority.
The publication presents the latest quarterly data on the following: national accounts, investments, poverty, MDG indicators, and other key economic and social indicators.


Doing Business in the Philippines

Primer on Doing Business in the Philippines

Primer on Doing Business in the Philippines

Despite the global economic challenges, the Philippines remains bullish as far as creating an ideal climate for both existing and potential investors. Part of the overall effort to achieve this goal is to provide relevant and updated information to local and foreign businessmen. The Board of Investments (BOI), the line agency involved in marketing and investment promotion, came up with this Primer to guide prospective investors in making sound investment decisions. The Primer includes the country’s laws, rules and regulations and policies that govern the procedural requirements
that should be followed. This Primer is intended to provide a better understanding of the Philippine investment regime and thereby entice more businessmen to invest in the country’s priority investment areas. 


Options for Foreign Companies

Options for Foreign Companies

Types of business entities available for foreign companies.

Business Enabling Programmes and Investments for OFWs

List of Business Programmes and Investment Options for OFWs

A summary of business-enabling programmes and investment options for OFWs. The list contains programme descriptions and directories.


2016 Negosyo to Go Packages

2016 Negosyo to Go Packages

List of Philippine Franchisors in the Food, Retail and Services sectors


Usapang Pera: Mga Dapat Alamin (A PDIC Guidebook in Basic Banking and Financial Transactions)

Usapang Pera: Mga Dapat Alamin (A PDIC Guidebook in Basic Banking and Financial Transactions)

A Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) Guidebook on Basic Banking and Financial Transactions.



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Philippine Economic Briefing in London, 25 September 2018
The Philippine Economic Briefing addressed a packed room of around 250 attendees from the corporate and financial UK sectors. The forum provided an update on the Duterte administration’s economic agenda, the impressive performance and potential of the PH economy, and investment opportunities – including the Build! Build! Build! Program.

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The PH in the Global Value Chain
Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno, National Economic and Development Authority Secretary Ernesto Pernia, and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo took part in an insightful discussion on the Philippines’ role in the global value chain, in a roundtable briefing with corporate members of the Asia House and selected UK companies. They provided a comprehensive background about the current state of the Philippine economy and growth industries, with particular emphasis on the resurgence of the manufacturing sector and strength of the services sector.

The briefing was chaired by Asia House Chief Executive, Michael Lawrence.

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Investing in PH Infrastructure
Secretary Lopez was joined by Secretaries Arthur Tugade and Mark Villar, and BCDA CEO Vivencio Dizon in a roundtable discussion with British infrastructure and banking executives to discuss how UK companies can get more involved in the country’s ambitious Build! Build! Build! Program.

Asia House hosted the ministerial delegation and the discussion was chaired by Asia House’s Chief Executive, Michael Lawrence.

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UK-ASEAN Business Council Breakfast Briefing
In a roundtable hosted by UK-ASEAN Business Council, Secretary Lopez engaged in conversation with members of the UKABC and the British Chamber to highlight that the PH economy stands on solid foundations that will support inclusive growth and balanced development. The meeting provided an opportunity for UK companies to get the Secretary’s views on their specific areas of business interest in the PH.

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PH Economic Managers Roadshow and Secretary Ramon Lopez’s visit to London






Philippine Economic Briefing in London 2018. PH top economic and infrastructure managers successfully showcased the Philippines’ stable and robust growth, along with infrastructure projects and big-ticket investment opportunities to foreign stakeholders in London. The Philippines is making headway as international investors highlight the bright prospects of a growing economy amidst global distractions.

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Kapihan sa Pasuguan: Usapang Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan with Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez headlined the ‘Kapihan sa Pasuguan’ at the Philippine Embassy in London on 22 September 2018. The Secretary was joined by the Philippine Franchise Association officers and Jollibee representatives as special guests.

Read more here: ‘DTI Secretary Lopez inspires entrepreneurial spirit among UK FilCom’

Undersecretary Rodolfo speaks at major Asia trade conference

Philippine Department of Trade and Industry’s Undersecretary for Industry Development and Trade Policy, Ceferino S. Rodolfo, gave a speech at Asia House’s conference, 'Asia Trade in the New Global Order,' in Hong Kong on the 27th of November 2017. As Asia House’s first largest event outside of London, the conference aimed at bringing the trade debate to an Asian platform. It brought together thought leaders from across the globe including high-level government representatives, former ministers and government representatives, and the ASEAN Secretariat.

Non-executive Director of Quorn Foods and Monde Nissin Vijay Thakrar on what drives and boosts UK companies in the ASEAN region.

"One of the big benefits of, again, partnering with Monde Nissin was that it’s headquartered in the Philippines, so it’s already in ASEAN. The 650 million people that are already there – rising middle class – that was an attractive proposition for us. And what we’ve done is that, since the partnership with Monde Nissin began, we started selling Quorn and indeed some of our other business products from elsewhere in the group in the Philippines. "

Mr. Thakrar was one of the speakers during the ASEAN@50 Business Forum on 11 October 2017. Please find more videos from the event here.


Invest in the Philippines
Startup founders and investors talk about why it’s a good time to invest, and grow a business, in the Philippines. The country is in a demographic sweet spot, with a young, connected, tech-savvy population driving the adoption of mobile and internet products and services. Couple that with six years of economic growth above 6% annually, and increasing FDI, the Philippines is an undervalued gem that just might yield quite positive surprises.

The exciting growth of the Philippine start-up community – a showcase of talent, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and opportunity.




Great Britain Iloilo Trade Mission

Iloilo Trade Mission
8-9 March 2018

The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP), in partnership with the British Embassy Manila, is organising the Iloilo Trade Mission on 8-9 March 2018.

With the theme "Promoting Regional Development Towards Prosperity For All," the Mission will highlight a Trade & Investment Forum on March 8 at the Richmonde Hotel aimed to facilitate a dialogue between the government and private sectors and present business opportunities in Iloilo and the Visayas as a whole.


Manila FAME 

Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and artisanship. It brings an array of home, fashion, holiday, architectural, and interior pieces – which are export-quality products crafted in the Philippines for the global market. It provides a platform for business matchmaking between select exporters, including local SMEs, and buyers from all over the world.
The 67th edition of this premier design and lifestyle event will be held at the World Trade Center (WTC), Metro Manila. It will play between the lines of marketability and aesthetics as it continues its exploration on design trends, the Philippine design identity, and product marketability.

The business mission will include six days of business visits to Manila, Bohol and Palawan provinces as well as tours of major Philippine tourism destinations. The event aims to inform EU companies about commercial opportunities in the country’s tourism sector, including potential investment locations and source of new business growth. It will also be a platform to meet and network with the Philippine tourism industry officials and stakeholders.

The 14th Philippine Food Expo 2018 is the most comprehensive and recognized “Only All-Filipino Food Show” in the country – spearheaded by a leading food industry association, the Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization (PHILFOODEX).
PHILFOODEX is the biggest umbrella organisation of food manufacturers and exporters in the country. The food expo is a must-visit event for local consumers as well as international traders and importers for its reputation as the number one sourcing venue for Filipino food products.


IFEX Philippines
The International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines is the country’s biggest international trade fair for Philippines’ and Asia’s food products. It features specialty food, processed tropical fruits, vegetables, seafood, beverages, bakery and confectionery products, meat and poultry, Halal-certified products, as well as natural, organic, and healthy options.
Now an annual event, the exhibition is a business-to-business and export-oriented food show in the Philippines designed for local and international food companies to meet. It is the place to discover new markets, launch new products, and transact with the world’s biggest buyers.
With the theme ‘The Best of the Seas,’ this year’s IFEX Philippines will highlight seafood products and put focus on the Asia-Pacific region as the foremost fishing ground in the world.


Aerospace Philippines
BCI Aerospace is launching the very first edition of Aeromart Summit Clark 2018, which will be held on the 4th to 6th of June in Clark, Pampanga. It is the first international business convention event dedicated to the aerospace, MRO and airport infrastructure industries in the Philippines.
The Philippines aerospace industry is projected to become one of the fastest-growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region. The 3-day convention will give the opportunity to interact with local businesses and officials, visit facilities and increase the knowledge of the region’s business potential.







Philippine Economic Briefing
25 September 2018 | London, United Kingdom





Manila FAME is the Philippines’ premier lifestyle and design trade event. It is a biannual showcase of local craftmanship, design and innovation and serves as a sourcing destination for Philippine home, fashion, and lifestyle products designed and crafted for the global market.





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