www.peza.gov.ph The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) is attached to the Department of Trade and Industry and 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.

It oversees and administers incentives to developers/operators of and locators in world-class, ready-to-occupy, environment-friendly secured and competitively priced Special Economic Zones. PEZA’s dynamic, responsive and client-oriented ethics have earned the trust and confidence of investors in its Special Economic Zones, the local business sector, and the foreign chambers of commerce in the Philippines. All Industrial Economic Zones are manned by a PEZA officer and staff to immediately attend to stakeholders' needs and concerns. Information Technology companies are attended to by Head Office.

PEZA is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

The creation of PEZA, the development of Special Economic Zones throughout the country, and the very competitive incentives available to investments inside PEZA Special Economic Zones are embodied in the Special Economic Zone Act of 1995 (Republic Act No. 7916), a law passed by the Philippine Congress.

As provided in the Special Economic Zone Act, the PEZA Board is chaired by the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry. Vice-Chair is the Director General (Chief Executive Officer) of PEZA. Members of the Board are Undersecretaries representing nine (9) key government Departments, to ensure efficient coordination between PEZA and their respective Departments on matters pertaining to investors’ operations inside the Special Economic Zones.

The PEZA Head Office is located in Metro Manila (National Capital Region).

Investment Priority Areas

  • Export Manufacturing
  • IT (Information Technology) Service Export
  • Tourism
  • Agro-industrial Export Manufacturing
  • Agro-industrial Bio-Fuel Manufacturing
  • Logistics and Warehousing Services
  • Economic Zone Development and Operation:
    • Manufacturing Economic Zone Development / Operation
    • IT Park Development / Operation
    • Tourism Economic Zone Development / Operation
    • Medical Tourism Economic Zone Development / Operation
    • Agro-Industrial Economic Zone Development / Operation
    • Retirement Economic Zone Development /Operation
  • Facilities Providers :
    • Facilities for Manufacturing Enterprises
    • Facilities for IT Enterprises
    • Retirement Facilities
  • Utilities

Incentives

  • Fiscal Incentives
    • Income Tax Holiday (ITH) - 100% exemption from corporate income tax

    • Upon expiry of the Income Tax Holiday - 5% Special Tax on Gross Income and excemption from all national and local taxes ("Gross Income" refers to gross sales or gross revenues derived from the registered activity , net of sales discounts, sales returns and allowances and minus cost of sales or direct costs but before any deduction is made for administrative expenses or incidental losses during a given taxable period)

    • Tax and duty free importation of raw materials, capital equipment, machineries and spare parts.

    • Exemption from wharfage dues and export tax, impost or fees

    • VAT zero-rating of local purchases subject to compliance with BIR and PEZA requirements

    • Exemption from payment of any and all local government imposts, fees, licenses or taxes. However, while under Income Tax Holiday, no exemption from real estate tax, but machineries installed and operated in the economic zone for manufacturing, processing or for industrial purposes shall be exempt from real estate taxes for the first three (3) years of operation of such machineries. Production equipment not attached to real estate shall be exempt from real property taxes

  • Non-Fiscal Incentives
    • Simplified Import - Export Procedures (Electronic Import Permit System and Automated Export Documentation System).

    • Non-resident Foreign Nationals may be employed by PEZA-registered Economic Zone Enterprises in supervisory, technical or advisory positions.

    • Special Non-Immigrant Visa with Multiple Entry Privileges for the following non-resident Foreign Nationals in a PEZA-registered Economic Zone Enterprise : Investor/s, officers, and employees in supervisory, technical or advisory position, and their spouses and unmarried children under twenty-one years of age. PEZA extends Visa Facilitation Assistance to foreign nationals their spouses and dependents.

Contact

Dr. Lilia B. De Lima Director – General Tel. No: 551-3454 Fax No: 891-6380 Email: dglbl@peza.gov.ph Address: Roxas Boulevard corner San Luis Street, Pasay City
Mr. Elmer H. San Pascual Group Manager Promotions and Public Relations Group Tel. No: 551-3438 Fax No: 551-3436 Email: info@peza.gov.ph
Ms. Mary Grace Celestino-Perez Tel. No: 551-3438 Email: mgcelestino@peza.gov.ph maecelestino@yahoo.com