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Doing business in the Philippines

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in the Philippines.

eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers.

Passport the Philippines: Your Pocket Guide to Philippine Business, Customs & Etiquette
Francia, Luis H. (World Trade Press, 2008)

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Useful links

Ease of Doing Business in the Philippines
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Exporting to the Philippines
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:

  • challenges
  • growth potential
  • opportunities
  • start-up considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements.

Focus on: ASEAN
Grant Thornton report looking at economic and business trends, including the status of employment, profitability and revenue expectations, constraints and lender support in the region. Published in August 2012 as part of the International Business Report Economy Focus series.

Doing Business in the Philippines 2011
Report published by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation that compares the regulatory environment for business in 25 cities in the Philippines.

Import and export

Market Access Database
Useful guidance covering this region compiled by the European Commission aimed at EU countries exporting to the rest of the world. The Exporter's Guide to Import Formalities lists relevant import procedures, documents and requirements by product code and country or customs area.

Law and regulation

Doing Business Law Library: Philippines
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:

  • banking and credit laws
  • bankruptcy and collateral laws
  • commercial and company laws
  • labour laws
  • land and building laws
  • securities laws
  • tax laws
  • trade laws.

Forums and support networks

British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Philippines. A business mentoring service is offered for UK businesses hoping to develop their business in the Philippines.

Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Organisation providing support for SMEs and promoting business growth in the region.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in the Philippines

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.

Business Operations in the Philippines
Analysis of the business environment in the Philippines, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.

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