Philippines Country Commercial Guide
Doing Business in
Discusses key economic indicators and trade statistics, which countries are dominant in the market, the U.S. market share, the political situation if relevant, the top reasons why U.S. companies should consider exporting to this country, and other issues that affect trade, e.g., terrorism, currency devaluations, trade agreements.
Leading Sectors for US Exports & Investments
This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.
Customs, Regulations & Standards
Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.
Selling US Products & Services
Describes how widely e-Commerce is used, the primary sectors that sell through e-commerce, and how much product/service in each sector is sold through e-commerce versus brick-and-mortar retail. Includes what a company needs to know to take advantage of e-commerce in the local market and , reputable, prominent B2B websites.
Includes information on business customs, travel advisory, visa requirements, currency, language, health, local time, business hours and holidays, acceptable business etiquette, dress, business cards, gifts, temporary entry of materials and personal belongings,etc.
Investment Climate Statement
This information is derived from the State Department’s Office of Investment Affairs’ 2015 Investment Climate Statement. Any questions on the ICS can be directed to EB-ICS-DL@state.gov.
Political & Economic Environment
Links to the State Department’s website for background on the country’s political environment.