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Defense Equipment in Philippines: A Strategic Reference, 2006 - Product Image

Defense Equipment in Philippines: A Strategic Reference, 2006

  • ID: 602298
  • July 2007
  • Region: Philippines
  • 85 pages
  • ICON Group International

How to Strategically Evaluate Philippines

Perhaps the most efficient way of evaluating Philippines is to consider key dimensions which themselves are composites of multiple factors. Composite portfolio approaches have long been used by strategic planners. The biggest challenge in this approach is to choose the appropriate factors that are the most relevant to international planning. The two measures of greatest relevance to defense equipment are “latent demand” and “market accessibility”. The figure below summarizes the key dimensions and recommendations of such an approach. Using these two composites, one can prioritize all countries of the world. Countries of high latent demand and high relative accessibility (e.g. easier entry for one firm compared to other firms) are given highest priority. The figure below shows two different scenarios. Accessibility is defined as a firm’s ease of entering or supplying from or to a market (the “supply side”), and latent demand is an indicator of the potential in serving from or to the market (the “demand side”).
Framework for Prioritizing Countries

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1 INTRODUCTION & METHODOLOGY 1
1.1 What Does This Report Cover? 1
1.2 How to Strategically Evaluate Philippines 1
1.3 Latent Demand and Accessibility in Philippines 3
2 DEFENSE EQUIPMENT IN PHILIPPINES 4
2.1 Latent Demand and Accessibility: Background 4
2.2 Latent Demand: Market Composition 4
2.2.1 Major Bureaus Under DND 4
2.3 Best Prospects 5
2.4 Current Procurement Process 6
2.5 Market Entry 7
3 MACRO-ACCESSIBILITY IN PHILIPPINES 8
3.1 Executive Summary 8
3.2 Economic Fundamentals and Dynamics 8
3.2.1 Government Intervention Risks 8
3.2.2 Adequacy of the Infrastructure System 9
3.2.3 Regional Economic Integration 9
3.3 Political Risks 9
3.3.1 Political System 9
3.4 Marketing Strategies 10
3.4.1 Creating a Sales Office 10
3.4.2 Creating a Joint Venture 10
3.4.3 Agents and Distributors 11
3.4.4 Hiring Local Counsel 12
3.4.5 Checking Bona Fides 12
3.4.6 Distribution Channel Options 13
3.4.7 Franchising Activities 14
3.4.8 Direct Selling and Direct Marketing Options 15
3.4.9 Selling Strategies 16
3.4.10 Pricing Issues 16
3.4.11 Advertising and Trade Promotion 16
3.4.12 Government Procurement 17
3.5 Import and Export Regulation Risks 18
3.5.1 Adherence to Free Trade Agreements 18
3.5.2 Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers 19
3.5.3 Restrictions on Imports 20
3.5.4 Import Tariffs and License Requirements 20
3.5.5 Licenses Required for Imports 21
3.5.6 Customs Regulations and Contact Information 26
3.5.7 Clearance Requirements 27
3.5.8 Valuation on Imports 27
3.5.9 Customs Contact Information 29
3.5.10 Entering Temporary Imports 29
3.5.11 Special Import Requirements and Certifications 30
3.5.12 Import Requirements for Food Products 30
3.5.13 Import Requirements for Pharmaceutical Products 33
3.5.14 Labeling Issues 34
3.5.15 Warranty and Non-Warranty Repairs 35
3.5.16 Free Trade Zone Options 36
3.5.17 Warehouses 37
3.5.18 Local Standards 38
3.6 Investment Climate 39
3.6.1 Investment without Incentives 39
3.6.2 Conversion and Transfer Policies 41
3.6.3 Expropriation and Compensation 41
3.6.4 Legal System 41
3.6.5 Performance Requirements and Incentives 42
3.6.6 Right to Private Ownership and Establishment 44
3.6.7 Protection of Property Rights 45
3.6.8 Transparency of the Regulatory System 47
3.6.9 Capital Market Risks 47
3.6.10 Political Violence 48
3.6.11 Corruption 48
3.6.12 Bilateral Investment Agreements 49
3.6.13 OPIC and Other Investment Insurance 50
3.6.14 Labor 50
3.6.15 Capital Outflow Policy 52
3.7 Trade and Project Financing 52
3.7.1 Foreign Exchange Control Risks 52
3.7.2 Financing Export Strategies 52
3.7.3 Export Financing Options 53
3.7.4 Banks with Correspondent Banking Arrangements 54
3.8 Travel Issues 55
3.8.1 Local Business Practices 55
3.8.2 Visas 57
3.8.3 Work Week and Holidays 57
3.8.4 Infrastructure for Conducting Business 58
3.8.5 Country Data 60
3.9 Key Contacts 60
3.9.1 U.S. Embassy Contacts 60
3.9.2 AMCHAM and Business Councils 62
3.9.3 Trade and Industry Associations 62
3.9.4 Filipino Government Agencies 69
3.9.5 Private Sector Contacts in the Philippines 74
3.9.6 Washington-Based U.S. Government Contacts 74
4 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 77
4.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 77
4.2 Icon Group International, Inc. User Agreement Provisions 78

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