Philippine Standard Time - Wednesday, December 1, 2021,
Meet our Director General

In September 2016, President Duterte appointed Charito Booc Plaza as the new Director-General of Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).

From 1986-1998, she represented Agusan del Norte’s First District in the Philippine House of Representatives wherein she was one of the authors of the Republic 7916, or the Special Economic Zones Act of 1995, which created PEZA.

She is also a Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) – Reserve Force, holding the rank Brigadier General. 

WHAT IS PEZA?

Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) promotes the establishment of economic zones in the Philippines for foreign investments. PEZA is also the Philippine government agency tasked to 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.

GET THE PEZA ADVANTAGE:

More Savings
Numerous tax incentives that saves you a lot of money
One-Stop Shop
Efficient registration system all in one office
Corruption-Free
Transparent procedures; no graft and corruption
Less Paperwork
No red-tape and lengthy paperwork procedures
After-Service
A support service even after setting up business
PEZA
FISCAL INCENTIVES
%
100
EXEMPTION 4-6 YEAR INITIAL INCOME TAX HOLIDAY (depending on the type of enterprise)
Thereafter:
%
5
SPECIAL TAX on Gross Income
EXEMPTION FROM ALL NATIONAL AND LOCAL TAXES including local business tax and real property tax
%
0
VAT ON LOCAL PURCHASES of goods and services, including power, water, leasing of building, and land-based telecom
EXEMPTION OF PAYMENT from local government permits and fees
TAX AND DUTY FREE IMPORTATION of raw materials, capital equipment, machinery, and parts
NON-PEZA
TAX RATES AND PERMITS
%
30
CORPORATE TAX RATE
%
.5
LOCAL BUSINESS TAX
2
REAL PROPERTY TAX assessed property value
%
12
VAT ON LOCAL PURCHASES of goods and services, including power, water, leasing of building, and land-based telecom
PAYMENTS & FEES on government permits and applications
TAX AND DUTY TARIFFS on import/export of raw materials, capital equipment, machinery, and parts

NON-FISCAL INCENTIVES (PEZA)

SPECIAL NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS WITH MULTIPLE ENTRY PRIVELEGES

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

EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN NATIONALS

May be employed by PEZA-registered Economic Zone Enterprises in supervisory, technical or advisory positions.

LONG-TERM LAND LEASE OF UP TO 75 YEARS

ECONOMIC ZONES ACROSS INDUSTRIES

413
TOTAL
76
MANUFACTURING ECONOMIC ZONES
295
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PARKS/CENTERS
17
TOURISM EXPORT ENTERPRISES
22
AGRO-INDUSTRIAL ECONOMIC ZONES
3
MEDICAL TOURISM PARKS/CENTER

ECONOMIC ZONES ACROSS INDUSTRIES

413
TOTAL
76
MANUFACTURING ECONOMIC ZONES
295
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PARKS/CENTERS
17
TOURISM EXPORT ENTERPRISES
22
AGRO-INDUSTRIAL ECONOMIC ZONES
3
MEDICAL TOURISM PARKS/CENTER