The government of the Philippines created a network of Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) to diversify locational offerings and obtain the best return on capital for prospective investors.
boiBoard of Investments The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI), an attached agency of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), is the lead government agency responsible for the promotion of investments in the Philippines.Taking the lead in the promotion of investments, BOI assists Filipino and foreign investors to venture and prosper in desirable areas of economic activities. The BOI is your one-stop shop in doing business in the Philippines(Go to overview page) (Go to Website)
pezaPhilippine Economic Zone Authority PEZA is tasked to promote investments, extend assistance, register, grant incentives to and facilitate the business operations of investors in export-oriented manufacturing and service facilities inside selected areas throughout the country proclaimed by the President of the Philippines as PEZA Special Economic Zones.(Go to overview page) (Go to Website)
Other Investment Promotion Agencies
ASEZAAurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority Facing the Pacific Ocean, the ecozone is dubbed as the "Gateway of the Pacific" for its strategic location. Its distinct advantage in transshipment and logistics makes it an excellent choice for business and investment.(Go to overview page) (Go to Website) AFABAuthority of the Freeport Area of Bataan AFAB located in Mariveles, Bataan and it is strategically located between the Manila Bay and the South China Sea. Its vision is to be the Freeport of choice in the country by 2020, becoming a center of trade, innovation and sustainable development in Asia(Go to overview page) (Go to Website)
BCDA-logoBases Conversion and Development Authority The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) was created under Republic Act (RA) 7227 or “An Act Accelerating the Conversion of Military Reservations into other Productive Uses, Creating the Bases Conversion and Development Authority for this Purpose, Providing Funds Therefore and for Other Purposes”. It is also known as “The Bases Conversion and Development Act of 1992” as amended by RA 9400(Go to overview page) (Go to Website) cdcClark Development Corporation A government agency tasked to manage the Clark Freeport and Clark Special Economic Zone - two contiguous areas in Pampanga and Tarlac that are considered as one of the fastest growing investment destinations in the Philippines today.(Go to overview page) (Go to Website)
cezaCagayan Economic Zone Authority The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) is a government owned and controlled corporation that was created by virtue of Republic Act 7922, otherwise known as the "Cagayan Special Economic Zone Act of 1995". It was authored by Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, a native of Cagayan Province, and approved by then President Fidel V. Ramos. It has been tasked to manage and supervise the development of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZFP).(Go to overview page) (Go to Website) piaPHIVIDEC Industrial Authority A fully owned and controlled corporation of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. It is mandated to identify and develop sites in the country as prospective industrial areas. PIA will equip these areas with the necessary infrastructures to encourage the inflow of domestic and foreign investments.(Go to overview page) (Go to Website)
praPhilippine Retirement Authority The Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) is a government owned and controlled corporation established in 1985, under Executive Order 1037. Its vision is to make the Philippines a globally competitive and preferred retirement destination in Asia. And its mission is to provide excellent and world class services centered towards customer-valued quality of life that is easy, pleasant and beneficial to foreign retirees and global Filipinos, as a channel of accelerating the socio-economic development of the country.(Go to overview page) (Go to Website) REGIONAL BOARD OF INVESTMENTS – ARMMRegional Board of Investments – ARMM The creation of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) brought about the existence of the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) on May 17, 1991 by virtue of Executive Order No. 458 which devolves the powers and functions of the National BOI over investments within the region to the Autonomous Regional Government (ARG).(Go to overview page) (Go to Website)
sbmaSubic Bay Metropolitan Authority The implementing arm of the Philippine Government in developing the Subic Bay Freeport and Special Economic Zone into a self-sustaining industrial, commercial, financial and investment center to generate among others, employment opportunities in and around the Zone in particular and the country in general.(Go to overview page) (Go to Website) tiezaSmallTourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority An attached agency to the Department of Tourism mandated to designate, regulate and supervise the Tourism Enterprise Zones (TEZs), particularly of cultural, economic and environmental sustainable developments of TEZs to encourage investments.(Go to overview page) (Go to Website)
zezaZamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority A government-owned and controlled corporation being developed into a decentralized, self-reliant, and self-sustaining agro-industrial, commercial, financial, investment and tourist center and Freeport with suitable retirement and residential areas.(Go to overview page) (Go to Website)