Non Tariff Measures

Authority to Import or Possess Chemicals or Accessories of Explosives

ATR Reference: Licensing for specified use
UN Code: E112
NTM Type: Licensing Requirement

Issuing Agency

Department of Finance
  • 1st Lt. Alfabeto St., Camp Crame, Quezon City Philippines
  • 87230401 loc 4278, 4588
  • None


Only persons or entities issued a manufacturer’s license, dealer’s license or purchaser’s license by the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Firearms and Explosives Division may import any of the chemicals or accessories that can be used in the manufacture of explosives or explosive ingredients from foreign suppliers, or possess or sell them to licensed dealers or end users, as the case may be.

Governing Law: RA 9516:

An Act Further Amending The Provisions Of Presidential Decree No. 1866, As Amended, Entitled “Codifying The Laws On Illegal/ Unlawful possession, Manufacture, Dealing In, Acquisition Or Disposition Of Firearms, Ammunition Or explosives or instruments used In the Manufacture of firearms, Ammunition or Explosives, And Imposing stiffer penalties For Certain Violations Thereof, And For Relevant Purposes”

Applicable Section: Section 4-C