Non Tariff Measures

Clearance needed for Importation of Fishing Vessels

ATR Reference: Certification requirement
UN Code: B83
NTM Type: Certification Requirement

Issuing Agency

Department of Finance
  • 4F PCA Annex Building, Elliptical Road, Quezon City
  • 83244718, 89299597, 74559493
  • 89298074


Prior to the importation of fishing vessels and the construction of new fishing vessels, the approval/clearance of the Department must first be obtained. However, this only applies to Commercial Fishing Vessels (15 km away from the coastline and 3 tons above)

Governing Law: R.A. No 8550:

An Act Providing For The Development, Management And Conservation Of The Fisheries And Aquatic Resources, Integrating All Laws Pertinent Thereto, And For Other Purposes

Applicable Section: Article I Article II (Section 33)