Your Gateway to New Markets

You will find many unique advantages in Cagayan as a business base, primarily due to its location and resources.

Proximity to East Asia

The Cagayan Freeport is situated along international shipping routes, therefore gaining a geographical advantage as a major transshipment point for Philippine traders to access prime overseas markets such as Hongkong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and China. It operates as a separate customs territory similar to Hongkong, Singapore, Labuan in Malaysia and Hamburg in Germany.

cagayan ship

Around the Freeport, within its program for development, are vast agricultural lands which can support big- and small-scale agro-industrial ventures. The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) operates the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport.

Investment Priority Areas

The Investments Priorities Plan of Cagayan focuses on these industries well-suited to its resources:

  • marine and aquaculture
  • food production and processing
  • livestock production and processing
  • feeds and seeds production

cagayan fishes

Other investment areas are:

  • industrial tree plantations (gmelina, narra, mahogany)
  • plantations for medicinal herbs and essential oils
  • rattan, bamboo and fossilized crafts for gifts, toys and housewares.Center of Activities in Cagayan Valley Region

cagayan rattan product

Cagayan is the convergence point for commerce, education, and services in Northern Philippines , with most regional offices located in Tuguegarao City , the province’s capital.