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CEZA offers tax
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Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA)

The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority offers tax and fiscal incentives such as a four to six year income tax holiday, tax and duty-free importation of capital equipment, a special tax rate of five percent of gross income in lieu of all local and national taxes, tax credits for foreign corporations and effective zero-rating for articles that will be admitted to the zone from the customs territory under a proper permit.

The Cagayan Freeport is located at the northeastern tip of the Philippines and is surrounded by the waters of the Balintang Channel, China Sea and Pacific Ocean.

The Freeport is strategically placed between the Pacific Ocean and the China Sea, positioning it closely to businesses in the international market such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and the People’s Republic of China. It is also situated in the crossroads of international shipping routes between the West Coast of North America as well as the Far East and Southeast Asia.   

CEZA is a government owned and controlled corporation that was created under Republic Act No 7922. Functioning as a Freeport, CEZA operates as a separate customs territory just like Hong Kong, Singapore, Luban (Malaysia) and Hamburg (Germany). It is foreseen to become a major transshipment point for trade in the Asia-Pacific rim. Today, it is open to business opportunities as it offers attractive incentives and advantages for investors that would be registering with CEZA.

Companies registered with CEZA are all deemed toward attracting legitimate and productive local and foreign investment, thus, creating employment opportunities in and around the Freeport.