DTI opens online registration portal
Roxas City (24 June) -- The online business registration system called Philippine Business Registry (PBR) established by the government to enhance the current system can be gained access to through the website of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) at www.business.gov.ph.
The project is in line with the thrust of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to attract more investments and encourage the growth of more micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.
For sole proprietorships, however, the DTI has advised them to apply on-line, in the meantime, for new DTI Business Name certificate at www.bnrs.dti.gov.ph. as the PBR system is currently undergoing system enhancements to provide registrants with additional and more efficient online services. Thus, registration for sole proprietorship businesses will be temporarily unavailable until system enhancements are fully completed by August 2009.
More local government units (LGUs) are now connected electronically with the PBR. In so doing, they have empowered their constituents to lodge their applications for new businesses on-line with the DTI, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and their Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO).
As for businesses located in other cities and municipalities, the PBR will still be useful for business name registration at the DTI and Tax Identification Number (TIN) validation or generation and Certificate of Registration (COR) at the BIR.
The PBR is a web-based IT system that eventually allows the on-line filing of applications for business registration, business permits and licenses and even business dissolution using a single data entry facility, with links to the systems of national government agencies and LGUs. (PIA-JSC) [top]