26 Wed Feb
26 Wed Feb
VENUE:

The second installment of AmCham-RESPOND’s Special Reform Legislation Discussion Series is on February 26, 2019, from 8:30am to 11:30am at AmCham Hall, 2nd Floor, The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Corinthian Plaza Building, 121 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.

The briefing discussion will cover proposed amendments to: 1) the foreign equity restrictions in the Constitution, 2) the Retail Trade Act (RTA), and 3) the Foreign Investments Act (FIA). Restrictions on foreign participation in the Philippine economy present in the constitution, the RTA, and the FIA have been cited by experts and government economic managers as a major factor limiting higher levels of foreign direct investments into the Philippines, compared to our ASEAN neighbors. With ongoing initiatives in both the Executive and the Legislative branches to pursue the aforementioned amendments, the event will provide experts involved in the ongoing reform initiatives to explain the content and status of the aforementioned amendments which, when enacted, may attract large, new inflows of FDI to strengthen competitiveness, job creation, and economic growth.

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