Commodity

Commodity Details

Chapter 48.13 Cigarette paper, whether or not cut to size or in the form of booklets or tubes.
Commodity 4813.20.00 – In rolls of a width not exceeding 5 cm

For Imports

Regulating Agencies

Bureau of Customs
  • Scout Reyes corner Panay Avenue, Quezon City
  • 8374-3987, 8372-3185, 8373-2093
  • 83723178
  • docrseares@gmail.com, rd_nta07@yahoo.com
  • http://nta.da.gov.ph

Legal Basis

  • Executive Order No. 245 dated July 24, 1987 – Executive Order No. 245 dated July 24, 1987 Implementing The Consolidation Of All Tobacco Agencies And The Creation Of The National Tobacco Administration, Prescribing Its Charter And For Other Purposes

Permits, Clearances, Certifications

  • License a) Authority to Import b) Authority for Transshipment
  • Commodity Clearance a) Import Commodity Clearance b) Transshipment Commodity Clearance

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

National Tobacco Administration

Issuance of Commodity Clearances

At least three working days prior to unloading of subject commodity, importer/transshipper shall file with the NTA, through the Regulation Department, a duly accomplished ECC(Export Commodity Clearance/ICC(Import Commodity Clearance))/TCC(Transshipment Commodity Clearance) Form, on a per shipment basis in four copies; The ECC/ICC/TCC Form must be supported by the following documents:

  1. Import Declaration
  2. Sale/Packing List/Purchase Invoice
  3. Bill of Lading/ Airway Bill
  4. Phytosanitary Inspection Certificate
  5. Fumigation Certificate
  6. Moisture Content Certificate
  7. Certificate of Inspection (RD Form #26)
  8. Request for Inspection (RD Form #11)
  9. NTA Official Receipt (OR)
  10. Certificate of Authenticity (COA), if required by importing country (RD Form no. 19)
  11. Import/Export/Transshipment Clearance Form, duly accomplished (RD Form no. 17/18)
  12. Other pertinent import documents as required by the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Note: Should be filed at least three working days prior to the date of unloading of the commodity

Procedures

National Tobacco Administration

  1. Prior to the issuance of Commodity Clearance, the concerned exporter/importer/transshipper, must first apply for Authority to Export/Import/Transship, to the NTA, thru the Regulation Dept., by submitting the following documents, as per Checklist of
    Requirements and complying the following procedures:
    1. Properly accomplished NTA Application Form (RD Form # 16), duly supported by the following:
      1. Business Registration (Individual) or Articles of Incorporation & By-Laws (Corporation);
      2. ITR and/or latest Audited Financial Statement;
      3. List of Company officers and their designated authorized representative/s, signed by the Corporate Sec/Owner/President;
      4. Individual/Company Information Sheet (RD Form # 1); and
      5. Current business A1:L43
    2. And payment of assessed Permit/License Fee, and corresponding Official Receipt (OR), shall be issued by the NTA Cashier.
  2. Procedures in the Issuance of Commodity Clearances
    1. At least three (3) working days prior to the loading(Exportation or Transshipment) /unloading(Importation) of the subject commodity, the exporter/importer/transshipper, shall file with the NTA, thru the Regulation Dept., a duly accomplished ECC(Export Commodity Clearance/ICC(Import Commodity Clearance))/TCC(Transshipment Commodity Clearance) Form, on a per shipment basis, in four (4) copies;
    2. The ECC/ICC/TCC form must be supported by the following documents:
      1. Export/Import Declaration;
      2. Sales/Packing List/Purchase Invoice;
      3. Bill of Lading/Airway Bill;
      4. Phytosanitary Inspection; Fumigation Certificate/Moisture Content Certificate;
      5. Certificate of Inspection (RD Form # 26)
      6. Request for Inspection (RD Form# 25); and
      7. NTA Official Receipt (OR) for full pay’t of fees.
    3. After assessment of subject for export/import/transship, the concerned exporter/importer/transshipper pays the assessed processing, regulation and inspection fees to NTA Cashier; and
    4. Inspection shall be conducted by NTA Designated Inspector.
  3. Inspection Procedure
    Upon arrival of imported/transshipped commodity, the concerned importer/transshipper, must advice NTA of said arrival, and immediately, a NTA Designated Inspector shall conduct the requested inspection and get samples of the subject commodity to determine absence of chemical/pesticide residues, and the absence of pathogenic microbiological organisms or free from toxic constituents (trace Of metals, i.e. arsenic and mercury) and to determine whether the commodity conforms to the description indicated in the ICC/TCC-Inbound.
    1. When all requirements and procedures are complied, NTA issues duly approved ECC/ICC/TCC, to exporter/importer/transshipper; and
    2. Exporter/Importer/Transhipper, using the issued duly approved ECC/ICC/TCC, shall now enter/withdraw the commodity to/from customs territory.

NTMs

  1. NTA – License or Authority to Import
  2. NTA – Commodity Clearance

Import Status

Regulated

For Exports

Regulating Agencies

Bureau of Customs
  • Scout Reyes corner Panay Avenue, Quezon City
  • 8374-3987, 8372-3185, 8373-2093
  • 83723178
  • docrseares@gmail.com, rd_nta07@yahoo.com
  • http://nta.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. NTA – Authority to Export
  2. NTA – Export Commodity Clearance

Tariff Schedules

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

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