Updates on the Retail Trade Liberalization Bill

  • March 22, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

On the account of several delays of holding NEDA Board Meetings, the official approval process of new Foreign Investment Negative List has not occurred. Therefore the briefing on the 11th FINL by  Undersecretary Edillon is postponed to a later date. In her place Legislative Committee chair, John Forbes, will discuss recent developments on amendments to the Retail Trade Act Liberalization bill. He is representing AmCham at the March 20 hearing on this bill at the House Trade Committee. 


March 22, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM


John Forbes
Legislative Committee


AmCham Hall
2/F Corinthian Plaza Building,
121 Paseo de Roxas cor. Gamboa St.,
Makati City


With its hearing scheduled to conclude on March 20th, join the AmCham Legislative committee as our chairman, John Forbes, gives us updates on the proposed act. This proposed amendment to the Retail Trade Liberalization law seeks to reduce the threshold for foreign investment in the retail sector to the level in the Foreign Investments Act and to remove other restrictions in the law.


This event is free of charge. Refreshments will be served.


Important Reminders

Cancellations should be made 24 hours before the Event.
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Billing requests for amounts below ₱2,000 will not be entertained.