Non Tariff Measures

License to Operate

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

Issuing Agency

Department of Finance
  • Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • 88571999, 8857-1900, 8877 0259
  • None
  • (drugs) , (cosmetics), (food), (medical device),,


All establishments under the four FDA Centers are required to get a License to Operate before importing any product

Governing Law: Administrative Order No. 17 Series of 2020:

Revised Guidelines on the Unified Licensing Requirements and Procedures of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) repealing Administrative Order 2016-0003

Applicable Section: Book 2 Article I Section 1 para. a