Commodity

Commodity Details

Chapter 01.06 Other live animals.
Commodity 0106.20.00 – 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
  • 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

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'

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

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

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

NTMs

  1. BAI – Exporter Registration
  2. BAI – Certification issued by the farm veterinarian
  3. BAI – Pre-shipment Inspection
  4. BAI – Health Clearance / Export Permit
  5. BMB – CITES/Non CITES Permit

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

Status

The export of this commodity is currently regulated. However, the following items have been specifically prohibited from export.

Dogfaced water snake (Cerberus rhynchops), Philippine Crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis), Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), Marine Turtles (Chelonioidea), Monitor Lizard (Varanus)

NTMs

  1. BAI – Exporter Registration
  2. BAI – Certification issued by the farm veterinarian
  3. BAI – Pre-shipment Inspection
  4. BAI – Health Clearance / Export Permit
  5. BMB – CITES/Non CITES Permit

Tariff Schedules

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

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