Commodity Details

Chapter 85.19 Sound recording or reproducing apparatus.
Heading 8519.80 – Other apparatus :
Subheading 8519.81 – – Using magnetic, optical or semiconductor media :
Commodity 8519.81.30 – – – Compact disc players

For Imports

Regulating Agencies

Bureau of Import Services
Bureau of Import Services
  • Scout Limbaga Ext, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
  • 8374-0217
  • None

Legal Basis

  • DTI Administrative Order No. 04-2008 – DTI Administrative Order No. 04-2008 The New Rules and Regulations on the Philippine Standard Quality and/ or Safety Certification Scheme

  • BPS Department Administrative Order No. 05 of 2008 – BPS Department Administrative Order No. 05 of 2008, enacted on 7 February 2008, on the New Rules and Regulations concerning the Issuance of the Import Commodity
  • OMB Memorandum Circular No. 2005-001 – OMB Memorandum Circular No. 2005-001 Guidelines For Registration And Licensing
  • OMB Memorandum Circular No. 2012-001 – OMB Memorandum Circular No. 2012-001 Streamlined List of Requirements for Registration and Licensing
  • Republic Act 4109 dated June 20, 1964 – Republic Act 4109 dated June 20, 1964 An Act To Convert The Division Of Standards Under The Bureau Of Commerce Into A Bureau Of Standards, To Provide For The Standardization And/Or Inspection Of Products And Imports Of The Philippines And For Other Purposes
  • Republic Act No. 9239 – Republic Act No. 9239 An Act Regulating Optical Media, Reorganizing For This Purpose The Videogram Regulatory Board, Providing Penalties Therefore And For Other Purposes

Permits, Clearances, Certifications

  • Import Commodity Clearance (ICC)
  • License to Import & Authority to Import

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

Bureau of Philippine Standards

  1. Duly accomplished ICC Application form – Notarized copy
  2. Packing List (Certified True Copy)
  3. Import Entry (Certified True Copy)
  4. Commercial Invoice (Certified True Copy)
  5. Bill of Lading/Airway Bill (Certified True Copy)
  6. DTI Business Name Registration – Sole Proprietor; SEC Registration for Partnership/Corporation (Certified True Copy)
  7. Summary of Batch Numbers/Serial Numbers of the products
  8. SPA/Board Resolution
  9. Surety Bond, if to be issued Conditional Release
  10. Inspection Report
  11. Test Report
  12. Warehouse contract of lease

NOTE: Documentary requirements for conditional release and certificate of exemption is same as above enumerated. Issuance of either document depends on the findings and recommendation of BPS-DTI.

Requirements For registration And Licensing Of Optical Media Business (Per MC-2012-001 effective October 4, 2012)


  1. Letter of Application addressed to the Chairman;
  2. Duly filled up and notarized application form.
  3. Two (2) pieces latest 2x2 signed photo of the applicant
  4. Picture of the establishment's facade with permanent signboard
  5. Comprehensive Location Sketch of Establishment
  6. Floor plan of establishment
  7. Tax Identification Number (T.I.N.) of business establishment
  8. Contract from Source of rights and/or Suppliers
  9. Special Power of Attorney, if needed


  1. Certificate of Business Name from DTI
  2. NBI Certificate


  1. Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws or Articles of Partnership
  2. Latest GIS with stamp receipt of SEC
  3. Board Resolution with Secretary's Certificate authorizing the applicant to sign in behalf of the Corporation
  4. List of officers and members of the Board and their Addresses/Contact Details


  1. Alien Certificate of Registration
  2. Passport (Photocopy, Present Original)
  3. Visa


Bureau of Philippine Standards

  1. Filing of ICC application – product covered or exempted
    1. Conditional release, if covered
    2. Certificate of exemption, if not covered or if with existing PS License
  2. Product Sampling – in accordance with ISO. IEC 17020
    1. Inspection report
    2. Certificate of exemption
  3. Product Testing – in accordance with ISO. IEC 17025
    1. Test result
  4. Evaluation
    1. Evaluation report
  5. Decision – Approve/ Deny/ Suspend/ Withdraw
  6. Issuance
    1. Philippine Standard (PS) License and Product Certificate
    2. Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) Certificate
  7. Surveillance
    1. Surveillance report

Optical Media Board

1. Secure and fill up Application Forms for Import and/or Export Permit FOR REGULAR CLIENTS (Prior to application of Import/export Permit, Licensing must done first.):

  1. Fill-up application form online through the Philippine National Single Window URL:
  2. Print form with the corresponding bar code number.
  3. Have it notarized and submit forms with complete requirements to the Registry Receiving /Assessing Officer for checking and assessment of fees

-- If website are down, manual application form are available.


  1. Secure OMB Application Form for Import and/or Export Permit and list of requirements from the front line receiving/assessing area. Forms may also be downloaded from
  2. Submit the duly filled-up and notarized application form with complete requirements to the Registry Receiving/Assessing Officer for checking and assessing of fees.


  1. OMB – Registration Requirement
  2. OMB – Import Permit for Optical Media Materials and/or Equipment
  3. BPS – Import Commodity Clearance (ICC)

Import Status


For Exports

Regulating Agencies

No Regulating Agencies



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