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CEZA Enterprise Registration (New)

Any person, firm, association, partnership, corporation or any form of business organization, regardless of nationality, control and/or ownership of the capital thereof, may apply for a registration as a CEZA Enterprise in any area of economic activity, except only as is specifically limited by the Constitution.

New application shall cover new enterprises, projects or activities including qualified expansion projects or activities of export enterprises and domestic market enterprises which are included in the Strategic Investment Priority Plan (SIPP) under the Republic Act No. 11534 or the CREATE Act.

This process shall also include new application from enterprises who will not avail of the tax incentives provided for under the CREATE Act.
*Applicants are advised to submit complete requirements so that application can be processed immediately

Office or Division: Business Registration and Regulatory Division (BRRD)
Classification: New – Highly Technical
Type of Transaction: G2B – for government services whose client is a business entity
Who may avail: New Applicants
CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS WHERE TO SECURE
NEW  
1. Application Form (online) https://firb.gov.ph/firms/
2. Processing Fee (e-copy) Business entity availing the service
3. Business Plan (e-copy) Business entity availing the service
4. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) or Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration, whichever is applicable (online) Securities and Exchange Commission/ Department of Trade and Industry
5. BIR Certificate of Registration (online) Bureau of Internal Revenue
6. Name and address of legal agent if not a corporation or other business organization established in the Philippines (e-copy) Business entity availing the service
7. Evidence of intended physical location of the enterprise within the CSEZFP (e.g. Certificate of Title, Deed of Sale, Lease Agreement, Commitment to Lease (BRD- CLF-F03), and other similar documents) (e-copy) Business Registration and Regulatory Division/CEZA Website (ceza.gov.ph)
8. If part of a larger business enterprise doing business outside the CSEZFP, evidence or restructuring which excludes from the operations of the CSEZFP Enterprise all business operations taking place outside the CSEZFP, if applicable (e-copy) Business entity availing the service
9. Sworn Declaration of Authenticity and Validity of Submitted Information (e-copy) Business entity availing the service
10. Certificate under oath that CSEZFP Enterprise applicant will comply with the Master Plan as may be adopted and amended from time to time (BRD-CCMF-F04) (e-copy) Business Registration and Regulatory Division/CEZA Website (ceza.gov.ph)
11. If there is foreign ownership, proof of inward remittance and/or investment or other proof of financial capacity acceptable to CEZA(e-copy) Business entity availing the service
12. Activity/Project Undertaking (online) https://firb.gov.ph/firms/
13. Projected production and sales schedule of products/services related to activity being registered (online) https://firb.gov.ph/firms/
14. Certification or Proof of Loan Obtained, ifapplicable (online) Business entity availing the service
15. Latest Audited Financial Statements, if applicable (online) Business entity availing the service
16. Secretary’s Certificate/Board Resolution for the appointment of registered/authorized representative, if applicable (e-copy) Business entity availing the service
CLIENT STEPS AGENCY ACTIONS FEES TO BE PAID PROCESSING TIME PERSON RESPONSIBLE
NEW        
1.1 Submit application documents 1.1 Receive application documents and conduct pre- evaluation None 3 days Enterprise Services Officer III, Business Registration and Regulatory Division
1.2 Receive notice of deficiency 1.2 Notify the applicant of any deficiencies      
1.3 Receive order of payment and pay the filing fee 1.3 Issue order of payment for the filing fee and stamp the date of official filing and application number      
Note: Applicant who will avail of the tax incentives shall apply thru the Fiscal Incentives Registration and Monitoring System (FIRMS). For new applicant who will not avail of the incentives, accomplish Form A and B and submit to the BRRD (e-copy)        
2. Receive notification and address the issue stated in the notice 2.1  Conduct evaluation   7 days Enterprise Services Officer III, Business Registration and Regulatory Division
  2.2  Notify the applicant of any issues encountered during the evaluation process
Note: The application shall be considered withdrawn upon failure to submit complete documents or information within seven (7) working days from receipt of the notification without prejudice to reapplication 2.3  Prepare evaluation report
3. Pay processing fee/present proof of payment thru Bank deposit 3. Upon payment of cash or presentation of proof of payment thru Bank deposit, cashier issues Official Receipt US$300 or its PhP equivalent (non-gaming and non- FTSOVCE enterprises) 15 minutes Supervising Administrative Officer (Cashier IV)/ OIC-Division Chief, Cash Division
Forms of acceptable payment: US$10,000 (IGSSP)
a. Cash paid through the CEZA Cashier US$5,000 (IGSP)
  US$30,000 (Data/ Content Streaming Provider)
US$10,000 (FTSOVCE ASP)
4. Receive notice of approval or deferment 4.1 Present application to the Board of Directors for deliberation and approval None 5 days Enterprise Services Officer VI, Business Registration and Regulatory Division
Board of Directors
  4.2 Issue notice of approval or deferment None 4 hours Enterprise Services Officer III, Business Registration and Regulatory Division
  4.3. Prepare COR and affix initial of Division Chief None 1 day Enterprise Services Officer III, Business Registration and Regulatory Division
      Enterprise Services Officer VI, Business Registration and Regulatory Division
  4.4 Approval and signature of the DA and ACEO   2 days and 4 hours Deputy Administrator
    Administrator  and CEO
5. Receive COR 5.1 Issue COR None 30 minutes Enterprise Services Officer III, Business Registration and Regulatory Division
TOTAL: US$300/ US$10,000/ US$5,000 / US$30,000/ US$10,000 19 days, 45 minutes  

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