This is a general guide for investors on the requirements for doing business in the Philippines. For a particular requirement, the checklist specifies and links the website of the agency concerned. For quick assistance, contact the Board of Investments’ One Stop Action Center (BOI-OSAC) at tel (63-2) 897 5582 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

General Registration Requirements

Investors setting up business in the country have to comply with the following general requirements:

Operational Requirements

Certain requirements have to be complied with by the enterprise while in operation, expansion and/or diversification. While in operation the following need to be accomplished:

Special Permits / Clearances for Selected Export Businesses

Export of products will need clearances and permit prior to every shipment:

Special Permits / Clearance / Registration

Special permits / clearances / registration are required for the following projects / activities:


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