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Establishment of Regional Headquarters (RHQ) or Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ)

Foreign companies who wish to maintain a fully foreign-owned, fully foreign-controlled entity within the Philippines have the option of establishing an RHQ or ROHQ in the country.

Our legal partners are available to assist you in selecting the set up that will best address your needs, process your documents and legal requirements and establish your desired office for you.



Multinational companies, i.e. foreign companies with business establishments in two (2) or more countries, have the option of setting up either an RHQ or an ROHQ in the Philippines.

An RHQ is an office whose purpose is to act as an administrative branch of a multinational company engaged in international trade, principally serving as a supervision, communications and coordination center for its subsidiaries, branches or affiliates in the Asia-Pacific Region and other foreign markets. RHQs do not earn or derive income in the Philippines.


On the other hand, an ROHQ is an office allowed to derive income in the Philippines by performing the following services to its affiliates, subsidiaries or branches in the Philippines, in the Asia-Pacific Region and in other foreign markets.

General administration and planning
Business planning and coordination
Sourcing/procurement of raw materials and components
Corporate finance advisory services
Marketing control and sales promotion
Training and personnel management
Logistics services
Research and development services, and product development
Technical support and maintenance
Data processing and communication
Business development

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