Getting Started

Interested in Doing Business in the Philippines?

From customized research, to in-person meetings, to market entrance guidance, the U.S. Embassy can help you find partners for doing business in the Philippines. Take advantage of the name recognition of the U.S. Embassy to open doors and take your first steps toward success in this expanding economy.

The Embassy’s U.S. Commercial Service provides guidance on doing business in the Philippines and offers valuable assistance to help U.S. businesses exporting to the Philippines in today’s global marketplace.

U.S. Commercial Service Philippines

Please visit the U.S. Commercial Service Philippines website or access our Country Commercial Guides (CCG) to quickly find everything you need to know about doing business overseas, with in-depth information on exporting to the Philippines.

    1. Visit the U.S. Commercial Service Philippines website.
    2. Make use of our business matchmaking services and other resources provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, including trade counseling, market intelligence and commercial diplomacy, among many others.
    3. Access The Philippines Country Commercial Guide (CCG) to quickly find everything you need to know to do business overseas, with in-depth information on exporting to the Philippines, including sections on:
      • Doing Business in the Philippines
      • Political & Economic Environment
      • Selling U.S. Products & Services
      • Leading Sectors for U.S. Exports & Investments
      • Trade Regulations, Customs, & Standards
      • Investment Climate Statement
      • Trade & Project Financing
      • Business Travel
    4. Read A Basic Guide to Exporting to learn more about exporting overview, strategy and tools.
    5. Contact your local U.S. Export Assistance Center for advice and support on exporting to the Philippines.
    6. Contact the U.S. Export-Import Bank for guidance regarding obtaining financing for your exports of goods or services.
    7. Contact in-country business support organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.
    8. Contact your local Small Business Development Center (SBDCs) and visit the U.S. Small Business Administration’s webpage on exports. Starting a business can be a challenge, but there is help for you in your area. Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are partnerships primarily between the government and colleges/universities administered by the Small Business Administration and aim at providing educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.