Commodity Details

Chapter 13.01 Lac; natural gums, resins, gum-resins and oleoresins (for example, balsams).
Heading 1301.90 – Other :
Commodity 1301.90.40 – – Lac

For Imports

Regulating Agencies

Department of Finance
  • 5 Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1128 Metro Manila
  • 8528 2240 local 1302/1304 or 8528-2240 local 11501 to 11504
  • 89282429, 89281778

Legal Basis

  • DA Administrative Order No. 9, Series of 2010 – Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Agricultural and Fish and Fishery/Aquatic Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides and Other Agricultural Chemicals, Veterinary Drugs and Biological Products into the Philippines

Permits, Clearances, Certifications

  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance (SPS) from Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI)
  • Tagged electronic Request for Inspection (eRFI) from BAI

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

Bureau of Animal Industry

  1. Accreditation as an importer
  2. For Animal Products and By-products - Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Accreditation
  3. For Meat and Meat Products - National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Accreditation
  4. Online application for the issuance of SPS Import Clearance
  5. Permit is good for two (2) months


Bureau of Animal Industry

  1. Accreditation Process
  2. SPS Import Clearance Application
  3. SPS Import Clearance Issuance
  4. Importation Process
  5. Bureau of Customs File Entry
  6. Quarantine Documentation / Inspection / Examination
  7. Cold Storage Warehouse (Meat) Quarantine Area (Animals, Animal Products and By products)


  1. BAI – Importer Registration
  2. BAI – Country/Zone Product Clearance
  3. BAI – SPS Import Clearance
  4. BAI – 60 Day Must Ship Out Date
  5. BAI – Inspection at the Port of Entry
  6. BAI – 30 Day On-Farm Quarantine Area (Live Animals)

Import Status


For Exports

Regulating Agencies

No Regulating Agencies



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