INVESTMENT PROMOTION UNIT NETWORK
Department of Trade and Industry
The DTI is responsible for realizing the country’s goal of globally competitive and innovative industry and services sector that contribute to inclusive growth and employment generation.
Securities and Exchange Commission
The Securities and Exchange Commission is the agency of the Government of the Philippines responsible for regulating the securities industry in the Philippines The SEC is an agency within the Office of the President of the Philippines.
Bureau of Internal Revenue
The Bureau of Internal Revenue is an attached agency of the Department of Finance. BIR collects more than one-half of the total revenues of the government.
Department of Agriculture
The Department is the government agency responsible for the promotion of agricultural development by providing the policy framework, public investments, and support services needed for domestic and export-oriented business enterprises.
Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR)
The primary government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country‚ environment and natural resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources, including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.
Department of Foreign Affairs
The prime agency of government responsible for the pursuit of the State’s foreign policy and the nerve center for a Foreign Service worthy of the trust and pride of every Filipino.
Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB)
Promulgates and enforces the policies on land use, housing and homeowners associations which promote inclusive growth and economic advancement, social justice and environmental protection for the equitable distribution and enjoyment of development benefits.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
The DOLE is the national government agency mandated to formulate and implement policies and programs, and serve as the policy-advisory arm of the Executive Branch in the field of labor and employment.
Department of Energy
The Philippines’ Department of Energy is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for preparing, integrating, coordinating, supervising and controlling all plans, programs, projects and activities of the Government relative to energy exploration, development, utilisation, distribution and conservation.
Department of the Interior and Local Government
The Department is primary catalyst for excellence in local governance that nurtures self-reliant, progressive, orderly, safe and globally competitive communities sustained by God-centered and empowered citizenry.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is the central bank of the Republic of the Philippines. It was established on 3 July 1993 pursuant to the provisions of the 1987 Philippine Constitution and the New Central Bank Act of 1993. The BSP took over from the Central Bank of Philippines, which was established on 3 January 1949, as the country’s central monetary authority. The BSP enjoys fiscal and administrative autonomy from the National Government in the pursuit of its mandated responsibilities.
Bureau of Customs
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is an attached agency of the Department of Finance. It is charged with assessing and collecting customs revenues, curbing illicit trade and all forms of customs fraud, and facilitating trade through an efficient and effective customs management system.
Department of Finance
The Department of Finance(DOF) is the governments steward of sound fiscal policy. It formulates revenue policies that will ensure funding of critical government programs that promote welfare among our people and accelerate economic growth and stability. The Department envisions that the effective and efficient pursuit of the critical tasks under its wings revenue generation, resource mobilization, debt management and financial market development shall provide the solid foundation for a Philippine economy that is one of the most active and dynamic in the world.
Food and Drug Administration
As a regulatory agency under the Department of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, created under Republic Act No. 3720, series of 1963, as amended by Executive Order 175, series of 1987, otherwise known as the “Food, Drugs and Devices, and Cosmetics Act”, and subsequently Republic Act No. 9711 otherwise known as “The Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009”, is mandated to ensure the safety, efficacy or quality of health products as defined by RA No. 97111, which include means food, drugs, cosmetics, devices, biologicals, vaccines, in-vitro diagnostic reagents, radiation-emitting devices or equipment, and household/urban hazardous substances, including pesticides and toys, or consumer products that may have an effect on health which require regulations as determined by the FDA.
Bureau of Immigration
The bureau was given the sole authority to enforce and administer immigration and foreign nationals registration laws including the admission, registration, exclusion and deportation and repatriation of foreign nationals. It also supervises the immigration from the Philippines of foreign nationals.
Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission was conferred the status of a department by Republic Act No. 2260 as amended and elevated to a constitutional body by the 1973 Constitution. It was reorganized under PD No. 181 dated September 24, 1972, and again reorganized under Executive Order no. 181 dated November 21, 1986. With the new Administrative Code of 1987 (EO 292), the Commission is constitutionally mandated to promote morale, efficiency, integrity, responsiveness, progressiveness, and courtesy in the Civil Service.
Department of Information and Communications Technology
The Department of Information and Communications Technology of the Department of Science and Technology was created under the Executive Order 47 (series of 2011). It is the lead implementing agency of the government in all ICT- related efforts with special focus on areas of industry development, policy, infrastructure development, research and development, capacity building of the public sector, and the administration of the E-Government Fund.
Department of Agrarian Reform
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) leads the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) through land tenure improvement, agrarian justice, and coordinated delivery of essential support services to client-beneficiaries.
Department of Public Works and Highway
The Department of Public Works and Highways functions as the engineering and construction arm of the Government tasked to continuously develop its technology for the purpose of ensuring the safety of all infrastructure facilities and securing for all public works and highways the highest efficiency and quality in construction. DPWH is currently responsible for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure, especially the national highways, flood control and water resources development system, and other public works in accordance with national development objectives.
Department of Science and Technology
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is the premiere science and technology body in the country charged with the twin mandate of providing central direction, leadership and coordination of all scientific and technological activities, and of formulating policies, programs and projects to support national development.
Department of Tourism
The Department of Tourism (DOT) shall be the primary government agency charged with the responsibility to encourage, promote, and develop tourism as a major socio-economic activity to generate foreign currency and employment and to spread the benefits of tourism to both the private and public sector.
Department of Transportation and Communications
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is the primary policy, planning, programming, coordinating, implementing and administrative entity of the executive branch of the government on the promotion, development and regulation of a dependable and coordinated network of transportation and communications systems, as well as in the fast, safe, efficient and reliable transportation and communications services.
Manila International Airport Authority
MIAA commits to uplift the Philippines by providing exceptional airport services through professionalism, unity, and commitment of management, ensured customer security and continuous development that suits evolving global standards at the service of international and local market.
National Commission on Indigenous Peoples
The National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) is mandated to protect and promote the interest and well being of indigenous peoples with due regard to their beliefs, customs, traditions and institutions. As such, it shall serve as the primary government agency responsible for the formulation and implementation of pertinent and appropriate policies and programs to carry out the policies set forth in the new law.
National Economic and Development Authority
The National Economic and Development Authority is the country’s premier socioeconomic planning body, highly regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch.
National Intelligence Coordinating Agency
The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) directs, coordinates, and integrates all government activities involving national intelligence. It serves as the focal point for the preparation of intelligence estimates of local and foreign situations which serve as inputs and guide to the day-to-day decision and policy-making functions of the President, the National Security Council, and the Cabinet.
Office of the Ombudsman
THE OMBUDSMAN AND HIS DEPUTIES, as protectors of the people shall act promptly on complaints filed in any form or manner against officers or employees of the Government, or of any subdivision, agency or instrumentality thereof, including government-owned or controlled corporations, and enforce their administrative, civil and criminal liability in every case where the evidence warrants in order to promote efficient service by the Government to the people (Section 13, R.A. No. 6770; see also Section 12 Article XI of the 1987 Constitution). The Ombudsman shall give priority to complaints filed against high ranking government officials and/or those occupying supervisory positions, complaints involving grave offenses as well as complaints involving large sums of money and/or properties (Sec. 15, R.A. No. 6770).
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration
The POEA is an attached agency of the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) tasked to manage the country’s labor migration program.
PARTNER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
DENR – Environmental Management Bureau
Initially established as a supporting body for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in 1987, the Philippine Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) became a line bureau with its own offices and independent enforcement authority in 2002. It is the national authority responsible for pollution prevention and control, and environmental impact assessment.
National Food Authority
The National Food Authority as a government corporation shall be at the forefront in providing excellent needed services to the grains marketing industry towards global competitiveness and committed to ensuring food security.
Philippine Coconut Authority
The Philippines’ Philippine Coconut Authority, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Office of the President (from 1987 to 2014, under the Department of Agriculture) responsible for developing the coconut and other palm oil industry to its full potential in line with the new vision of a united, globally competitive and efficient industry.
Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
A knowledge-driven government organisation that works towards economic, technological, and socio-cultural development by communicating, enabling, and ensuring the effective use of the Intellectual Property System in all levels of society for the creation, protection, utilisation, and enforcement of Intellectual Property.
Maritime Industry Authority
The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) was created on 01 June 1974 as an attached Agency to the Office of the President (OP) with the issuance of Presidential Decree No. 474, otherwise known as the Maritime Industry Decree of 1974, to integrate the development, promotion and regulation of the maritime industry in the country. With the creation of the Ministry (now Department) of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) by virtue of Executive Order No. 546, the MARINA was attached to the DOTC for policy and program coordination on 23 July 1979.
National Competitiveness Council
In October 2006, the Public-Private Sector Task Force on Philippine Competitiveness was created by virtue of Presidential Executive Order No. 571 to promote and develop national competitiveness. In June 2011, President Aquino issued Executive Order No. 44 amending E.O. 571, renaming the Public-Private Sector Task Force on Philippine Competitiveness as the National Competitiveness Council, and expanding its membership.
Bureau of Product Standard
The Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) is the Philippines’ National Standards Body (NSB). A governmental agency under the Department Trade and Industry (DTI), it develops, promulgates, implements, and promotes standardization activities as mandated by Republic Act 4109 (Charter of BPS ) and the Consumer Act of the Philippines (Republic Act 7394) and including Executive Order No. 133, Series of 1987 (Reorganizing the Department of Trade and Industry, Its Attached Agencies, and for Other Purposes) as amended by Executive Order No. 242, Series of 1987 (amending Executive Order No. 133, Series of 1987, Entitled “Reorganizing the Department of Trade and Industry, Its Attached Agencies and for Other Purposes”), and Executive Order No. 292, Series of 1987 (The Administrative Code of the Philippines).
Export Marketing Bureau
The Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) formerly Bureau of Export Trade Promotion (BETP) is the export trade promotion agency of the Department of Trade and Industry-Trade and Investment Promotions Group (DTI-TIPG). It provides frontline assistance, information, specialized consultancy services, business matching and other export development and promotion services to all exporters – both potential and established – and the general public. As the lead agency tasked to develop, promote, and expand export trade, the EMB seeks to enable Philippine exporters to compete with world-class products and services.
The American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines
The Chamber exists to serve the interests of U.S. businesses through the participation of members in promoting their long-term objectives, while contributing to the civic and economic development of the Philippines. Ebb Hinchliffe (Executive Director) +63 2 818 7911 to 13 firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Philippines
It is the Chamber’s objective to become a highly effective organization that visibly supports and promotes business relationships between the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. Thus, we are proud to be recognized as one of the oldest and most active Chambers in the country. With constant communication with our members and affiliate organizations in the government and public sector, we hope to develop and maintain a strong partnership and cooperation with people and industries that are instrumental in the growth and promotion of the economy, businesses and trade. Tom Grealy (President) +63 2 954 1254 email@example.com
Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippiness
To represent, support, and promote Canada-Philippines business interests. Julian Payne (President) +63 2 843 6457 / +63 2 843 6466 / +63 2 843 6471 firstname.lastname@example.org
European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
ECCP is a bilateral foreign chamber that promotes European interests in the Philippines as well as Philippine interests in Europe. With more than 700 members, ECCP offers a strong business network that potentially translates to multiple business opportunities. It is a unique organization that offers membership as well as professional services to members and clients. Michael Raeuber (President) +63 2 845 1324 / +63 2 759 6680 email@example.com
Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines
Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines (KCCP), is a private, non-stock organization composed of corporations, trade associations, private business persons and/or individuals who are engaged in/with Korean corporations and individuals in the Philippines. Edward Eun-Gap Chang (President) +63 2 885 7342 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, Inc.
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was established in November 1973. Mr. Tetsuo Tomino (President) +63 2 816 6877 / +63 2 892 3233 email@example.com http://www.jccipi.com.ph
French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines
Established in 1988, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines is a non-profit and self-sustaining organization. Its mission is to serve its members (over 100) and enhance business relations between France and the Philippines. The Chamber is composed of a dedicated team mixing French speaking and Filipino professionals. It also benefits from its affiliation to the UCCIFE (Union des Chambres de Commerce et d’Industrie Françaises à l’Etranger), a worldwide network of 111 French Chambers operating in 81 countries also working closely with the CCI France / CCI International network Steven Rouche (President) +63 2 831 6374 to 77 firstname.lastname@example.org
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines
Promote bilateral trade and investment relations between Taiwan and the Philippines. Nick Ni (Director of Economic Division) +63 2 887 6688 email@example.com
German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (GPCCI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization registered under the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission and was founded in February 2008 by the German business community in the Philippines. The GPCCI upholds its core objective of bilateral trade development via local government cooperation, affiliation with other local chambers and mediation between Germany and the Philippines. The chamber also maintains a strong cooperative function with the European National Chambers and the European Council (EC), for which it functions as representative on key issues. Nadine Fund (General Manager) +63 2 519 8110 firstname.lastname@example.org
British Chamber of Commerce Philippines
The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) is an independent, non-profit membership organization whose primary objective is to support the development of its members’ business and social interests in the British and Philippine communities, helping them achieve their objectives. Chris Nelson (Chairman) +63 2 556 5232 email@example.com
Energy Virtual One Shared System
The Energy Virtual One Shared System (EVOSS) is a web-based monitoring system for energy applications and a repository of project-related information and permits issued, which shall be shared by all agencies involved in the approval process. Through the system, regulators and stakeholders can work together by providing assistance to promote ease of doing business in the energy sector. EVOSS promotes transparency and accountability among all actors in the application process.