Commodity

Commodity Details

Chapter 52.01
Commodity 5201.00.00 Cotton, not carded or combed.

For Imports

Regulating Agencies

Bureau of Customs
  • 692 San Andres Street, Malate, Manila
  • 85292987, 82512272, 8404-0409, 82442950
  • 85217650
  • pqsbpi@yahoo.com, jomatolents@yahoo.com, jos_falcons@yahoo.com
  • http://bpi.da.gov.ph

Legal Basis

  • DA Administrative Order No. 9, Series of 2010 – Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Agricultural and Fish and Fishery/Aquatic Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides and Other Agricultural Chemicals, Veterinary Drugs and Biological Products into the Philippines
  • DA Administrative Order No. 18, Series of 2000 – DA Administrative Order No. 18, Series of 2000 Amending DA A.O. No. 4 Series of 1998, 'Revised Guidelines In The Importation of Agricultural Products'
  • International Plant Protection Convention (IPCC) – International Plant Protection Convention (IPCC)
  • Presidential Decree No. 1433 dated June 10, 1978 – Presidential Decree No. 1433 dated June 10, 1978 Promulgating The Plant Quarantine Law Of 1978, Thereby Revising And Consolidating Existing Plant Quarantine Laws To Further Improve And Strengthen The Plant Quarantine Service Of The Bureau Of Plant Industry
  • Republic Act No. 10611 – Republic Act No. 10611 An Act To Strengthen The Food Safety Regulatory System In the Country To Protect Consumer Health And Facilitate Market Access Of Local Foods And Food Products And For Other Purposes

Permits, Clearances, Certifications

  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance (SPSIC)

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

Bureau of Plant Industry

Plant Quarantine Clearance:

  1. Duly accomplished Application Form or BPI Q Form No. 1
  2. Proforma Invoice
  3. GM Certification
  4. Certificate from Buyers
  5. Research Outline

Phytosanitary Certificate

  1. Duly accomplished Application Form or BPI Q Form No. 1

Procedures

Bureau of Plant Industry

Application and Issuance of Phytosanitary Certificate:

  1. Fill up Application for Inspection and Phytosanitary Certification
  2. Submit accomplished BPI ''Q'' Form No. 10
  3. Present actual commodity for inspection
  4. Receive Phytosanitary Certificate
  5. Fill up Feedback Form

NTMs

  1. BPI – Importer Registration
  2. BPI – Pest Risk Analysis
  3. BPI – SPS Clearance
  4. BPI – Must Ship Out Date
  5. BPI – Inspection at the Port of Entry

Import Status

Regulated

For Exports

Regulating Agencies

Bureau of Customs
  • 692 San Andres Street, Malate, Manila
  • 85292987, 82512272, 8404-0409, 82442950
  • 85217650
  • pqsbpi@yahoo.com, jomatolents@yahoo.com, jos_falcons@yahoo.com
  • http://bpi.da.gov.ph

Status

The export of this commodity is currently regulated. Please contact the regulating agency above for export requirements and procedures.

NTMs

  1. BPI – Exporter Registration
  2. BPI – Phytosanitary Certificate
  3. BPI – Pre-shipment Inspection
  4. BPI – Verification of packing/filling materials

Tariff Schedules

Visit the Philippine Tariff Commission (TC) through its Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF).

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