U.S. Exporters

The 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.  Please access our Country Commercial Guides (CCG) to quickly find everything you need to know about doing business overseas, with in-depth information on exporting.  Updated and easy to navigate, the Country Commercial Guides are your starting point on the road to global success.

Services for U.S. Companies

Interested in Doing Business in the Philippines?
From customized research, to in-person meetings, to market entrance guidance, the U.S. Commercial Service 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 market.

Initial Market Check (IMC)
The Initial Market Check (IMC) is an initial assessment of the market potential of a client’s product or service that gathers feedback on that product or service from industry participants in the targeted market. U.S. Commercial Service staff in the target country contact 5-10 possible distributors (or other partners) and report whether the possible distributors or other partners expressed interest in partnering with the U.S. client on that product or service. The final report also includes an analysis of the feedback gathered from the possible distributors or other partners and written recommendations for next steps from the U.S. Commercial Service specialist. For more information, please send an e-mail to business.philippines@trade.gov.

Gold Key Service (GKS)
If you plan to visit the Philippines, we can arrange business appointments for you with potential partners. Our industry specialists put you face-to-face with pre-screened companies that have expressed interest in working with you, enabling you to make the most efficient use of your time in the Philippines. For more information, please send an e-mail to business.philippines@trade.gov.

International Company Profile (ICP)
The International Company Profile (ICP) helps U.S. companies evaluate potential business partners with confidence by providing detailed research reports on Filipino firms. The ICP is a summary of information obtained by the Commercial Service in the Philippines on a subject firm, including the most recent financial information on the company derived from publicly available sources, a review of local, regional, and national media, telephone interviews with references (buyers, suppliers, and others), and a visit to the company by a Commercial Service representative. This ICP is not intended to be a substitute for a comprehensive due diligence review to meet obligations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977. For more information, please send an e-mail to business.philippines@trade.gov.

Single Company Promotion (SCP)
The Single Company Promotion (SCP) is designed to introduce new-to-market U.S. companies to the Philippine market and to raise the profile of U.S. products and services in the country. CS Philippines will work with U.S. companies and/or their authorized local representatives to develop professional, effective promotional events or other strategic activities, such as technical seminars and product/service launch events, designed to connect the U.S. company with targeted Filipino buyers.  For more information, please send an e-mail to business.philippines@trade.gov.

Platinum Key Service (PKS)
Our industry specialists can help you identify emerging market opportunities, develop effective market entry and sales strategies, understand regulatory and licensing requirements and the duty/tariff/quota structure for your products, advise on potential market entry barriers, and more important elements of doing business in the Philippines. Fees are based on a mutually agreed-upon scope of work and length of service. For more information, please send an e-mail to business.philippines@trade.gov.

Business Facilitation Service (BFS)
We provide various trade promotion services that do not fit into our other service categories. The scope of work and the fee will vary depending on level and type of assistance you require. For more information, please send an e-mail to business.philippines@trade.gov.

Customized Market Research (CMR)
If you need customized research to address questions and issues related to your specific product or service in the Philippine marketplace, try our Customized Market Research. Research can address such issues as overall marketability of your product or service, price of comparable products or services, distribution channels, entry barriers, and more important elements of doing business in the Philippines. Fees vary according to the scope of work. For more information, please send an e-mail to business.philippines@trade.gov.