Philippines
Philippines
Philippines Commercial Guide

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.

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.
Political & Economic Environment
Links to the State Department’s website for background on the country’s political environment.
Selling US Products & Services
Includes typical use of agents and distributors and how to find a good partner, e.g., whether use of an agent or distributor is legally required.
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.
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.
Trade & Project Financing
Includes how major projects are financed and gives examples where relevant. Explains activities of the multilateral development banks in and other aid-funded projects where procurement is open to U.S. bidders.
Business Travel
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.