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Frequently Asked Questions

  • A fill-in-the blanks application form is the only document required by PEZA to be submitted for application evaluation. This form is downloadable from the PEZA website:
  • If a company files its application 1 day before a Board Meeting, its application will be included in the agenda for approval. The PEZA Board meets twice a month usually on the second and fourth week of the month.
  • Activities that qualify for registration with PEZA are those that involve manufacturing, processing or assembling for export as well as those activities that support exports. Export activity includes among others, IT/BPO Services, tourism, medical tourism, agro-industrial, as well as supporting industries such as utilities and facilities providers.
  • Fiscal and non-fiscal incentives are given by PEZA to registered export enterprises. Fiscal incentives include: Income Tax Holiday (ITH); preferential rate of 5% on gross income after the lapse of the ITH period; Zero VAT Rating and tax and duty free importation of capital equipments, raw materials and supplies. Non-fiscal incentives include: special visa to PEZA locators; simplified import and export permits including automated and electronic import/export processing; assistance given to PEZA companies in securing SEC registration, Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) registrations.
  • The primary advantage in locating inside a PEZA Economic Zone is the Ease-of-Doing-Business inside PEZA Economic Zones which includes One-Stop-Shop; Non-Stop-Shop; No Red-Tape, Only Red-Carpet Treatment for Investors; and No Graft and Corruption.
  • Other Advantages of locating in a PEZA economic zone include: world-class, environment friendly; fully secured area perimeter; adequate, clean and uninterrupted power supply; adequate water supply; state-of-the-art telecommunications facilities; ready-to-occupy standard factory buildings; waste water treatment facilities; computer security and building monitoring system; and presence of banks, fire fighting facilities and sports facilities.