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Doing Business

This section provides investors with a comprehensive guide to business costs and  requirements for setting up new firms in Naga City and the Philippines. Every effort has been taken to assure the reliability of the information provided in these pages. For assistance and more information, please feel free to contact us or click on the appropriate links provided.

Cost of Doing Business



Courier & Cargo

Land & Real Estate

Salaries & Wages

National Taxes

Local Business Fees & Taxes



Registration of Newly-Organized Enterprises

Registration of Corporations and Partnerships

Registration of Business Name and Single Proprietorships

Registration of Cooperatives

Permits/Clearances/Registration for Site Development

Site Zoning Classification

Environmental Compliance Certificate

Certification of Non-Coverage (ECC)/ECC Endorsement

Land Reclassification

Industrial, Commercial and Residential Subdivision Development Permit

Zoning Clearance for Building Permits

Fire Clearance

Building Permit

Other Building-Related Permits

Occupancy Permit

Incentives Availment

Board of Investments

Philippine Economic Zone Authority

Naga City Investment Board

Permits/Clearances/Registration Before or While at the Start of Commercial Operations

Business License and Mayor’s Permit

Registration with the Bureau of Internal Revenue

Registration with the Social Security System

Registration with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation

Connection with Utilities and Telecommunications Providers



Telephone and Leased Lines

Notes for Foreign Investors

Guarantees, Expatriate Visas and Alien Employment

Corporate Legal Resources

Click here for more details about laws and regulations concerning business and investments in the Philippines.