Commodity Details

Chapter 26.20 Slag, ash and residues (other than from the manufacture of iron or steel) containing metals, arsenic or their compounds.
Commodity 2620.60.00 – Containing arsenic, mercury, thallium or their mixtures, of a kind used for the extraction of arsenic or those metals or for the manufacture of their chemical compounds

For Imports

Regulating Agencies

Department of Finance
  • National Ecology Center, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
  • 8928-3725
  • None

Legal Basis

Permits, Clearances, Certifications

  • Pre-Shipment Importation Clearance (PSIC)
  • Priority Chemical List Compliance Certificate

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

Environmental Management Bureau

Chemical Control Order Registration (Asbestos & Asbestos Containg Compounds, Cyanide & Cyanide Compounds,Mercury & Mercury Compounds,Lead & Lead Compounds, Polychlorinated Biphenyls)

  1. Duly Accomplished and notarized Chemical Control Order (COO)
  2. Registration Forms (as appropriate for Asbestos, or for Cyanide and Mercury)
  3. Current Receipt of Business/Mayor’s Permit
  4. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registration
  5. Process/production flow chart for manufacturing operation
  6. Chemical Management Plan
  7. Results of air monitoring data at the workplace for manufacturing operation (for Asbestos only)
  8. Certification of liabilities of parties to compensate for damage to life and properties in case of emergencies and accidents.
  9. Photo documentation of the plant’s operation, storage facilities, etc.

Environmental Management Bureau

Priority Chemical List Compliance Certificate

  1. Application form (Template can be downloaded from chemical management ).
  2. Notarized Annual Report Form (Template can be downloaded from chemical management ).
  3. Material Safety Data Sheet/Safety Data Sheet (ISO or GHS format)
  4. DENR Identification Number as Hazardous Waste Generator
  5. Environmental Compliance Certificate
  6. Discharge Permit
  7. Permit to Operate for APCD and/or APSI
  8. Summary of Importation Data (for importers)
  9. Chemical Management Plan (includes storage, handling, disposal, transport, Safety and health requirements and environmental controls at the workplace).
  10. Management Operation Flow Chart (Process flow on the usage of the chemical)
  11. Contingency/Emergency Plan (includes response procedure on spills, contact, inhalation, ingestion, transport, fire, etc.)
  12. List of Users/Customers with corresponding projected/required volume. (for importer/distributor).
  13. Groundwater/Surface Water Monitoring Results (for user/manufacturer)
  14. Self Monitoring Report (for user/manufacturers)
  15. Photos of the storage facility/warehouse (photo showing the chemical container and chemical labeling, view of the interior of the storage area, safety equipments, if any).
  16. Basic knowledge posed by the use and release of the chemical (e.g. photocopy of training certificate of PCO related to Chemicals, Safety, Environment and/or training attendance of employees relating to chemical management, safety and environment. Include the number of employees handling the chemical.


Environmental Management Bureau

Procedure for securing Chemical Control Order Importation Clearance for Asbestos & asbestos containing products, Cyanide & cyanide compounds, Mercury & mercury compounds, Lead & lead compounds and Polychloinated Biphenys under Chemical Control Order (CCO)

Every importation of chemicals covered under the Chemical Control Order (CCO) is required to secure Importation Clearance to the DENR-EMB Regional Offices.

  1. Applicant files application with attached requirements to the Pollution Control Division (PCD)
  2. PCD screens and checks documents. If complete, Cashier Section receives payment and issues receipt and then forwards to Records Section
  3. Records Section receives document and forwards to PCD
  4. PCD evaluates document, recommends additional requirements and the issuance of Importation Clearance and endorses to the Office of the Regional Director
  5. Office of the Regional Director approves/disapproves the CCO Importation Clearance
  6. Records Section releases the Importation Clearance.

Environmental Management Bureau

Procedure for securing Priority Chemical List (PCL) Compliance Certificate

This Certificate is processed and issued at the DENR-EMB Central Office.

  1. Applicant submits application form with requirements to the Chemical Management Section (CMS)
  2. Environmental Quality Division-Chemical Management Section (EQD-CMS) screens and checks completeness of Application Form including the required requirements and if complete, Cashier Section receives payment and issues receipt for PCL Compliance Certificate
  3. Records Division receives document and forwards to EQD-CMS
  4. EQD-CMS receive submitted documents, requires additional information and conduct on-site inspection, if necessary and recommends issuance of the Certification.
  5. Office of the Director approves and issues PCL Compliance Certificate
  6. EQD-CMS releases the PCL Compliance Certificate.

Environmental Management Bureau

Application for Registration as Importer of Products (Hazardous Substances) - Please contact EMB


NOTE-30 – For arsenic

  1. EMB – Priority Chemical List Compliance Certificate
  2. EMB –

NOTE-31 – For mercury

  1. EMB –
  2. EMB –

NOTE-33 – Other chemicals are not regulated

Import Status


For Exports

Regulating Agencies

No Regulating Agencies



No Related NTMs

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