Philippines Regular Foreign Investment Negative List B

8th Regular Foreign Investment Negative List B

LIST B: FOREIGN OWNERSHIP IS LIMITED FOR REASONS OF SECURITY, DEFENSE, RISK TO HEALTH AND MORALS AND PROTECTION OF SMALL- AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES

Up to Forty Percent (40 %) Foreign Equity

1. Manufacture, repair, storage, and/or distribution of products and/or ingredients requiring Philippine National Police (PNP) clearance:

a) Firearms (handguns to shotguns), parts of firearms and ammunition therefor, instruments or implements used or intended to be used in the manufacture of firearms
b) Gunpowder
c) Dynamite
d) Blasting supplies
e) Ingredients used in making explosives:
i. Chlorates of potassium and sodium
ii. Nitrates of ammonium, potassium, sodium, barium, copper (11), lead
(11), calcium and cuprite
iii. Nitric acid
iv. Nitrocellulose
v. Perchlorates of ammonium,
potassium and sodium
vi. Dinitrocellulose
vii. Glycerol
viii. Amorphous phosphorus
ix. Hydrogen peroxide
x. Strontium nitrate powder
xi. Toluene
f) Telescopic sights, sniper scope and other similar devices

However, the manufacture or repair of these items may be authorized by the Chief of the PNP to non-Philippine nationals; Provided that a substantial percentage of output, as determined by the said agency, is exported. Provided further that the extent of foreign equity ownership allowed shall be specified in the said authority/clearance (RA 7042 as amended by RA 8179)

2. Manufacture, repair, storage and/or distribution of products requiring Department of National Defense (DND) clearance:

a) Guns and ammunition for warfare
b) Military ordnance and parts thereof (e.g., torpedoes, depth charges, bombs, grenades, missiles)
c) Gunnery, bombing and fire control systems and components
d) Guided missiles/missile systems and components
e) Tactical aircraft (fixed and rotarywinged), parts and components thereof
f) Space vehicles and component systems
g) Combat vessels (air, land and naval) and auxiliaries
h) Weapons repair and maintenance equipment
i) Military communications equipment
j) Night vision equipment
k) Stimulated coherent radiation devices, components and accessories
l) Armament training devices
m) Other as may be determined by the Secretary of the DND

However, the manufacture or repair of these items may be authorized by the Secretary of the DND to non-Philippine nationals; Provided that a substantial percentage of output, as determined by the said agency, is exported. Provided further that the extent of foreign equity ownership allowed shall be specified in the said authority/clearance (RA 7042 as amended by RA 8179)

3. Manufacture and distribution of dangerous drugs (RA 7042 as amended by RA 8719)

4. Sauna and steam bathhouses, massage clinics and other like activities regulated by law because of risks posed to public health and morals (RA 7042 as amended by RA 8179)

5. All forms of gambling (RA 7042 as amended by RA 8179), except those covered by investment agreements with PAGCOR (RA 9487) operating within special economic zones administered by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (RA 7916)

6. Domestic market enterprises with paid-in equity capital of less than the equivalent of US$200,000 (RA 7042 as amended by RA 8179)

7. Domestic market enterprises which involve advanced technology or employ at least fifty (50) direct employees with paid-in equity capital of less than the equivalent of US$100,000 (RA 7042 as amended by RA 8179)

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