Commodity

Commodity Details

Chapter 02.08 Other meat and edible meat offal, fresh, chilled or frozen.
Heading 0208.40 – Of whales, dolphins and porpoises (mammals of the order Cetacea); of manatees and dugongs (mammals of the order Sirenia); of seals, sea lions and walruses (mammals of the suborder Pinnipedia) :
Commodity 0208.50.00 – Of reptiles (including snakes and turtles)

For Imports

Regulating Agencies

Bureau of Customs
  • 5 Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1128 Metro Manila
  • 89282429, 89281778, 85274445, 89200816
  • 89282429, 89281778
  • bai_dir@yahoo.com, vqs.southharbor@gmail.com, baiquarantineph@gmail.com
  • http://www.bai.da.gov.ph
Bureau of Customs
  • Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, 1100 Diliman, Quezon City
  • 8920-4417; 8924-6031 to 35 local 203 & 204
  • 8920-4417
  • pawbdir@yahoo.com
  • http://www.bmb.gov.ph
Bureau of Customs
  • #4 Visayas Avenue, Barangay Vasra, Quezon City
  • 892-479-80 local 200/208, 9247980, 9243118
  • None
  • nmisoed@gmail.com, nmis.mied@gmail.com
  • http://nmis.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
  • DENR Administrative Order No. 2004-55 – DENR Administrative Order No. 2004-55 'Streamlining/Procedural Guidelines pursuant to the joint DENR-DA-PCSD Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9147 otherwise known as 'Wildlife Resources Conservation and protection Act'
  • Republic Act No. 9296 dated May 12, 2004 – An Act Strengthening The Meat Inspection System In The Country, Ordaining For This Purpose A 'Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines' And For Other Purposes

Permits, Clearances, Certifications

  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance (SPS) from Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI)
  • Tagged electronic Request for Inspection (eRFI) from BAI
  • CITES Import Permit
  • Certificate of Accreditation as Meat Importer (COA)
  • Certificate of Utilization for Custom Bonded Warehouses (CBW)
  • Tagged electronic Veterinary Quarantine Meat Inspection and Laboratory Certificate (eVQMILC) by NMIS

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

National Meat Inspection Service

  1. Pre-Arrival and Arrival: Online application thru the DA Trade System
  2. Inspection at the CSW:
  3. Bill of Lading
  4. Packing List
  5. SPS Import Clearance
  6. Commercial Invoice
  7. International Health Certificate

Bureau of Animal Industry

  • Accreditation as an importer
  • CITES permit from Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB)
  • Inspection of Quarantine Site by National Veterinary Quarantine Services (NVQS)
  • Permit is good for two (2) months

Procedures

Bureau of Animal Industry

  1. Accreditation Process
  2. SPS Import Clearance Application
  3. SPS Import Clearance Issuance
  4. Importation Process
  5. Bureau of Customs File Entry
  6. Quarantine Documentation / Inspection / Examination
  7. Cold Storage Warehouse (Meat) Quarantine Area (Animals, Animal Products and By products)

National Meat Inspection Service

Pre-Arrival Procedures

  1. Online application of SPS Import Clearance by the Meat Importer
  2. Approval of applied SPS by BAI

National Meat Inspection Service

Arrival Procedures at the Port of Entry

  1. Online application of electronic Request for Inspection (eRFI) by Meat Importer
  2. Scheduling of date and time of inspection by BAI-National Veterinary Quarantine Service (NVQS)
  3. Conduct of inspection at the port of entry by NVQS and BOC
  4. Tagging of electronic Veterinary Quarantine Meat Inspection and Laboratory Certificate (eVQMILC) by NVQS to NMIS

National Meat Inspection Service

Inspection Procedures at the Cold Storage Warehouses (CSW)

  1. Receipt of tagged eVQMILC by NMIS Plant Officers from NVQS
  2. Conduct of Inspection by the NMIS Plant Officer at the CSW
  3. Tagging of eVQMILC as ''Inspected and Passed'' by NMIS Plant Officer

NTMs

  1. NMIS – Accreditation of Meat Importers
  2. NMIS – Certificate of Good Standing
  3. BAI – Country/Zone Product Clearance
  4. NMIS – Accreditation of Meat Exporting Countries
  5. NMIS – Accreditation of Foreign Meat Establishments
  6. BMB – CITES Import Permit
  7. BAI – SPS Import Clearance
  8. NMIS – Labelling requirements
  9. NMIS – Packaging Requirements
  10. NMIS – 60 Day Must Ship Out Date
  11. BAI – Inspection at the Port of Entry
  12. NMIS – Veterinary Quarantine Clearance
  13. NMIS – Accredited Cold Storage Warehouse

Import Status

Regulated

For Exports

Regulating Agencies

Bureau of Customs
  • 5 Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1128 Metro Manila
  • 89282429, 89281778, 85274445, 89200816
  • 89282429, 89281778
  • bai_dir@yahoo.com, vqs.southharbor@gmail.com, baiquarantineph@gmail.com
  • http://www.bai.da.gov.ph
Bureau of Customs
  • 4F PCA Annex Building, Elliptical Road, Quezon City
  • 83244718, 89299597, 74559493
  • 89298074
  • bfar.director@gmail.com, fiqd.certification@gmail.com
  • http://www.bfar.da.gov.ph
Bureau of Customs
  • Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, 1100 Diliman, Quezon City
  • 8920-4417; 8924-6031 to 35 local 203 & 204
  • 8920-4417
  • pawbdir@yahoo.com
  • http://www.bmb.gov.ph
Bureau of Customs
  • #4 Visayas Avenue, Barangay Vasra, Quezon City
  • 892-479-80 local 200/208, 9247980, 9243118
  • None
  • nmisoed@gmail.com, nmis.mied@gmail.com
  • http://nmis.gov.ph

Status

The export of this commodity has been strictly prohibited.

NTMs

  1. PRB – Export of this product is prohibited

Tariff Schedules

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

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