Under RA 8756, any multinational company may establish an RHQ or ROHQ as long as they are existing under laws other than the Philippines, with branches, affiliates and subsidiaries in the Asia Pacific Region and other foreign markets.

a. regional headquarters (RHQS)

  • An RHQ undertakes activities that shall be limited to acting as supervisory, communication and coordinating center for its subsidiaries, affiliates and branches in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • It acts as an administrative branch of a multinational company engaged in international trade.
  • It does not derive income from sources within the Philippines and does not participate in any manner in the management of any subsidiary or branch office it might have in the Philippines.
  • Required inward remmitance of US$50,000.00 annually to cover operating expenses.b. regional operating headquarters (rohqs)
    • An ROHQ performs the following qualifying services to its affiliates, subsidiaries, and branches in the Philippines.
      • General administration and planning
      • Business planning and coordination
      • Sourcing/procurement of raw materials components
      • Corporate finance advisory services
      • Marketing Control and sales promotion
      • Training and personnel management
      • Logistic services
      • Research and development services and product development
      • Technical support and communications
      • Business development
    • Derives income in the Philippines
    • Required capital: US$200,000.00 one time remittance