Market Entry into Philippines

We help you to understand the market, connect with distributors, or establish a local presence

Our Key Services

Market Intelligence

Market studies covering trends, opportunities, competitive landscape and regulations

Distributor Search / Business Matching

Identification and arrangement of meetings with pre-screened agents and distributors in the Philippines

Employee Hosting

Hire local employees in Philippines without the up-front costs of setting up your own operations

Incorporation / Site Selection

Company formation, statutory compliance, accounting, tax advisory, site selection services

Lead Generation

Identification and pre-qualification of prospects to help you build your sales pipeline in the Philippines

We have an office in Metro Manila, Philippines. If you would like a free consultation with our team there, please contact us.

Why Philippines?

The Philippines economy grew by 5.9% in 2019 to USD 341.3 billion, remaining one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. The government’s plans for sustained infrastructure spending is expected to help keep the country’s economic engine running smoothly.

With a population of over 109 million, the Philippines is the 13th most populous country in the world. Being the world’s third largest English-speaking country, the Filipino workforce is one of the most compelling advantages the country has over any other Asian country.

One of the most dynamic and fastest growing sectors in the Philippines is the Information Technology – Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) Industry. The Philippines is also a mineral-rich country with large reserves of unexploited mineral wealth. Its reserves of copper, gold and zinc are among the largest in the world.

Over the past few years, the Philippines has begun making structural reforms in order to improve its competitive business environment. This includes liberalizing foreign investment restrictions in infrastructure, tourism, telecommunications, and power industries.

The country has emerged as an attractive market for foreign companies due to its strong and stable economy, sound macroeconomic, fiscal and monetary policies, and large domestic market.

Project References

Orissa International assisted a US-based environmental chemical company that manufactures a range of products and solutions for the municipal and industrial markets, used in environmental applications in the areas of water, air, and remediation. The company participated in the Water Philippines 2019 trade show to help increase their export sales in the country. In addition to identifying potential partners and organizing meetings for the company, Orissa International’s team in the Philippines also provided on-site support during the event. We facilitated its meetings with 12 environmental engineering companies, distributors, engineering contractors and general construction firms.

A leading Swiss manufacturer of elevator ropes, architectural ropes and wire ropes, lashing and lifting gear approached Orissa International for assistance with market entry in the Philippines. Our in-market team in the Philippines undertook research to formalize a long-list of suitable potential distributors. Based on feedback received from our client on each of the prospects, we then commenced our direct outreach to prospective partners, to pre-qualify their interest in representing our client. In addition to securing a distributor for the local market, our client was able to gain valuable insights about the construction industry in the country from the 10 meetings Orissa International organized with local distributors of building maintenance unit ropes.

Orissa International undertook an in-depth study on the Philippine wood sector for a Canadian market development agency for forestry products. Our local team analyzed key trends in domestic timber production and consumption; usage of wood in the construction and furniture manufacturing sectors; and imports and exports of wood products. It also provided comparative pricing data and logistics costs, information on tariff and non-tariff barriers, and offered recommendations on marketing activities to help develop the market for softwoods in the country. Our methodology included an extensive review of secondary sources of information, and 15 in-depth interviews with wood importers/distributors, building contractors and architects in the Philippines.

Client Testimonials

The four days went very well and the schedule and the arrangements from Elmer were top. Elmer was very flexible, very well prepared and very supporting. We got a very good impression about the market and we met the most important players. We achieved our target.

A Swiss Company in the Building & Construction Sector

I want to inform you that all of my meetings in Malaysia and the Philippines went very well. I had a total of 9 meetings and most of them were very positive. Thank you again for all your help.

A US Supplier of Communications Equipment

Elmer did a fantastic job on keeping all the meetings going to make sure I had an opportunity to talk to our potential business partners. I am very impressed with the program.

A US Company Providing Advanced Solutions in the Water & Wastewater Sector

We have an office in Metro Manila, Philippines. If you would like a free consultation with our team there, please contact us.


Why Market Research is Important

Why Market Research is Important

What Foreign Companies Should Know About Doing Business in the Philippines

What Foreign Companies Should Know About Doing Business in the Philippines

The Digital Landscape in the Philippines

The Digital Landscape in the Philippines

Registering a Business in the Philippines

Registering a Business in the Philippines