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PEZA Lilia de Lima, Arangkada Forum 2014: More Reforms=More Jobs!

PEZA Lilia de Lima, Arangkada Forum 2014: More Reforms=More Jobs!

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  • 1. “ARANGKADA PHILIPPINES FORUM” Opening Remarks for the: THIRD ARANGKADA PHILIPPINES ANNIVERSARY FORUM by LILIA B. DE LIMA PEZA Director General and Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry Makati Shangrila-La Hotel Makati City 8:30 AM, February 26, 2014
  • 2. EPZA TO PEZA (EPZA) 1995 (PEZA) 2013 Number of Economic Zones 16 300 Number of Registered Enterprises 331 3,213 1,006 493 3 EPZA : 1 Co. 1 PEZA : 6.5 Cos. Number of Personnel Personnel to Enterprise Ratio
  • 3. TOTAL PEZA INVESTMENTS 1995 –2013 Php 2.582 Trillion
  • 4. TOTAL PEZA DIRECT EMPLOYMENT 1, 048, 351
  • 5. TOTAL PEZA EXPORTS 1995 –2013 US $ 518.97 Billion
  • 6. REMITTANCES TO THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT ( Payments of Loans, Dividends and Corporate Income Taxes ) 2012 Total Remittances P 697.172 M 2013 Total Remittances P 731.210 M EPZA P 145.498 Million ( 1969 - 1994 ) PEZA P 14.691 Billion ( 1995 – 2013)
  • 7. BIR DISTRICT 51 PASAY CITY PEZA 1ST PLACE TOP CORPORATE COLLECTION CONTRIBUTOR WITH HIGHEST RECORDED TAX PAYMENT FOR 2013
  • 8. MAJOR POLICY THRUST Since 1995, PEZA has ceased developing economic zones. PEZA instead encouraged the private sector to develop, maintain and operate economic zones at no cost to PEZA or the government.
  • 9. PERSONNEL SERVICE EXPENSE Only 8.5% of Maintenance and Other Operating Expense (MOOE) Lowest among all Gov’t Agencies
  • 10. NO INCREASE IN PEZA FEES SINCE 2000 14 YEARS AGO
  • 11. REDUCED 50% PEZA FEE ALL SHIPMENTS VIA BATANGAS PORT
  • 12. PEZA IS A ONE-STOP SHOP • Building and Occupancy Permits are issued by PEZA. • Import and Export Permits are issued by PEZA. • Automated and web-based Import & Export Procedures and ePayment System (Paperless Transactions). • Special multiple-entry non-immigrant visa processed in PEZA. • Environment Clearance processed thru PEZA. • • Exemption from Local Government Permits and Fees. Registration requirements simplified, registration forms downloadable from website and uncomplicated, approval made easy.
  • 13. PEZA IS A “NON-STOP SHOP” • At the zones, PEZA provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week of continuous service to locator companies. • The Director General herself and other PEZA officials are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • 14. In PEZA, • NO RED TAPE • ONLY RED CARPET TREATMENT
  • 15. In PEZA, there is NO GRAFT NO CORRUPTION
  • 16. ONLY PEZA CITED FOR BEST PRACTICE AMONG ECONOMIC ZONES WORLDWIDE “Under PEZA, the Philippines has shown dramatic improvements in Investment Climate. End Result – PEZA is a shining example of successful regulatory reform improving overall investment climate in the country” Study of Gohan Akinci Foreign Investment Advisory Services (FIAS), International Finance Corporation of the World Bank (IFC-WB)
  • 17. ISO 9001:2008 PEZA’s Quality Management System is certified ISO 9001:2008. PEZA is certified ISO 9001:2008 for all its processes, at all levels, in all sites, nationwide.
  • 18. President Aquino’s Reformist Gov’t anchored on “daang matuwid” or straight path. The Philippines is open for business with transparency, good governance and no corruption.
  • 19. INDUSTRIAL PEACE IN PEZA ECONOMIC ZONES ONLY 3 STRIKES IN 9 YEARS AMONG 3,000 LOCATOR COMPANIES
  • 20. PHILIPPINES AS RAW DIAMOND With little polishing, it becomes Brilliant.
  • 21. PEZA AFTER 19 YEARS Much has still to be done…
  • 22. GROWTH SECTORS - Garments, Shoes and Bags - Electronics Sector - Transport Sector: Auto/Car Parts, Shipbulding, Aerospace - I.T. Services - Agro-industrial
  • 23. PEZA TO WORK CLOSELY WITH FOREIGN CHAMBERS FOREIGN EMBASSIES PHILIPPINE EMBASSIES
  • 24. THANK YOU AND GOOD DAY !