Commodity Details

Chapter 89.05 Light-vessels, fire-floats, dredgers, floating cranes and other vessels the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function; floating docks; floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.
Heading 8905.90 – Other :
Commodity 8905.90.10 – – Floating docks

For Imports

Regulating Agencies

Department of Finance
  • 11th floor MARINA Building, Bonifacio Drive cor. 20th Street, Port Area, Manila
  • (02) 8523-9078 / (02) 8524-2895
  • None
  • /

Legal Basis

Permits, Clearances, Certifications

  • Letter-approval of importation/outright purchase of foreign vessel/ship
  • Certificate of Philippine Registry
  • Minimum Safe Manning Certificate

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

Maritime Industry Authority

Issuance of Authority to Acquire Ship Thru Importation/Outright Purchase

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)/Deed of Sale/Bill of Sale - In case of Taiwanese-registered ships, the Agreement/Deed of Sale should be noted and verified by Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) and duly notarized by a Notary Public in Taiwan
  3. Duly notarized Resolution of the company's Board of Directors, certified by the Board Secretary authorizing the filing of the application and designating the officials/authorized representatives to represent the applicant-company.
  4. Latest Certificate of Good Standing/Company Seal or Business Registration of the ship's registered owners showing its current list of Directors/officers.
  5. Power of Attorney or Board Resolution authorizing the signatory to the MOA/Deed of Sale/Bill of Sale to act as such in behalf of the registered owner.
  6. Certificate of Ship's Original Registry/Nationality - In case of Taiwanese-registered ships, the Ship's Registry/Nationality should be noted and verified by Manila Economic and Cultural office (MECO) and duly notarized by a Notary Public in Taiwan.
  7. General Arrangement Plan of the ship
  8. Class Certificate of Equivalent Certificate in case of newbuilding (if applicable)
  9. Latest and Valid Survey Report (not applicable to newbuilding)
  10. Builder's Certificate/Shipbuilding Contract (for newbuilding only and if no MOA/Deed of Sale is submitted)
  11. Cerification from the classification society that the ship was constructed in accordance with the standard/rules and regulations of the classification society (for new building only)
  12. Clearance needed for Importation of Fishing Vessels (for fishing vessels only)
  13. Notarized Undertaking that the ship is not in the Philippine territory, its intended port of entry, estimated time of arrival in the Philippines and the port of origin, and schedule of actual physical inspection of imported ship
  14. International Tonnage Certificate (ITC)
  15. National Single Window (NSW)


Maritime Industry Authority

  1. Screening
  2. Payment
  3. Filing of the Application with MARINA Central Unit
  4. Receiving of Application at SD (From CRU Staff and at the D-tracks System)
  5. Recording of Application in SD Logbook
  6. Assignment of Application to the Evaluator
  7. Evaluation of Application for Encoding of particulars / Preparation of EB
  8. Review of the EB, Recommending Approval / Disapproval of Application, For initial of the OIC-SD


Import Status


For Exports

Regulating Agencies

No Regulating Agencies



No Related NTMs

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