Non Tariff Measures

SPS Import Clearance

ATR Reference: Special authorization requirement for SPS reasons
UN Code: A14
NTM Type: Special Authorization Requirements for SPS Reasons

Issuing Agency

Department of Finance
  • 5 Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1128 Metro Manila
  • 8528 2240 local 1302/1304 or 8528-2240 local 11501 to 11504
  • 89282429, 89281778


The importation of Animals, Animal Feeds and Ingredients, Animal Products and by-products requires a SPS clearance from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI). However, the process to obtain the SPS Clearance differs by product or animals imported. Certain Animals such as wild and exotic animals need a CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) permit from Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) as provided in DENR DAO 2004-55.

Governing Law: 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

Applicable Section: Section III (A)