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Business in the Philippines, Manila

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Philippines - Manila (Course, Master).

  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Philippines (Southeast Asia ASEAN)
  2. Doing Business in Manila
  3. Philippine Economy
  4. Philippine International Trade
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Philippines
  6. Business Opportunities in the Philippines:
    1. Electronics
    2. Software development
    3. Business Process Outsourcing
    4. Cement
    5. Renewable energy
  7. Case Study
    1. San Miguel Corporation
    2. SM Group
  8. Access to the Philippine market
  9. Business Plan for the Philippines
Economic Corridors related to the Philippines:
  1. Access to the East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)
  2. Access to the Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor
    1. Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone

Philippine Trade Agreements and Market Access

  1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    1. ASEAN Free-Trade Area
    2. ASEAN Economic Community
    3. East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)
  2. The Philippines has Free Trade Agreements (as a member of the ASEAN) with China, India, Australia-New Zealand, European Union, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United States
  3. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  4. Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement
  5. European Union-Philippines
    1. EU-Philippines Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
    2. ASEAN-European Union
  6. EFTA-Philippines Free Trade Agreement

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of the Philippines” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Philippine economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of the Philippines
  3. To explore the Philippine trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Philippine Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Philippine companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Philippine market

EENI Global Business School & University, Masters

The Subject “Doing Business in the Philippinesbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Asian Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in the ASEAN Markets
  3. Masters: Business in Asia, International Business, Foreign Trade

Online Students, Master in International Business

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Philippines, Master Doctorate Business Filipino students.

EENI Global Business School in Tagalog: Master internasyonal Negosyo

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Filipinas Study, Master in International Business in French Philippines

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Philippines”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Example of the Subject - Doing Business in the Philippines:
Philippines San Miguel





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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Philippines.

The Republic of the Philippines:

  1. Philippine Capital: Manila
  2. The largest city of the Philippines: Quezon City
  3. The Philippine official languages are Filipino (Tagalog) and English
    1. In the Philippines, they are nineteen recognised regional language.
    2. Spanish and Arabic are also used
  4. Philippine Area: 300,000 square kilometres
  5. Philippine Population: 102 million people
  6. The main Philippine ethnic groups are Visayan (34%), Tagalog (28%), Ilocano (10%), and Bicolano (7%)
  7. Type of Government of the Philippines: Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic
  8. Independence of the Philippines:
    1. 1898 (from Spain)
    2. 1946 (from the United States)
  9. Maritime borders of the Philippines: Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau, Taiwan and Vietnam

Main religion in the Philippines: Christianity (Catholicism: 75 million) and Islam (10%).

Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone (China, ASEAN)

Philippine Economy.

The Republic of the Philippines is one of the fastest economies in South-east Asia.

  1. The Philippines is the 39th largest economy in the World
  2. Philippine GDP: 289.686 billion dollars
  3. The Philippines is a newly industrialised country and one of the Next Eleven economies
  4. Philippine agricultural sector: 14% of the GDP and 32% of the labour force
  5. Industry: 30% of the GDP and 14% of the workforce
  6. Services sector of the Philippines: 56% of the GDP and the 47% of the workers
  7. The Republic of the Philippines is an excellent platform for international business
  8. The Philippines is strategically located in the middle of two important international trade routes: The Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea
  9. The Philippines is one of the top ten gold producers in the World
  10. Key emerging sectors of the Philippine economy: electronics, business process outsourcing, and software development
  11. Philippine Currency: Peso (PHP)
  12. Unemployment rate in the Philippines: 6%

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Master

Foreign Trade of the Philippines.

  1. The Philippines is the largest copper exporter in Southeast Asia
  2. Top trading partners of the Philippines are the United States, Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong
  3. Top exports products of the Philippines: semiconductors, electronic products, Transport equipment, garments, copper products, and petroleum
  4. The Philippine company “Madagascar International Container Terminal Services” manages the Toamasina Autonomous Port

Foreign direct investment (FDI). Foreign investors are allowed to invest 100% equity in companies occupied in nearly all types of business activities

EFTA-Philippines Free Trade Agreement (Course Master)

The Philippines is a member of:

  1. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  2. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  3. United Nations (UN)
  4. World Bank (WB)
  5. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  6. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Samples - Business in the Philippines

Philippines Business

Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (Course)

ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Tagalog language

e-Course: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

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