Commodity Details

Chapter 28.52 Inorganic or organic compounds of mercury, whether or not chemically defined, excluding amalgams.
Heading 2852.90 – Other :
Commodity 2852.90.20 – – Mercury sulphides; mercury polysulphides; mercury polyphosphates; mercury carbides; heterocyclic mercury compounds of subheading 2934.99.90; mercury peptone derivatives; other protein derivatives of mercury

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)

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

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

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


No Related NTMs

  1. EMB –
  2. EMB –

Import Status


For Exports

Regulating Agencies

No Regulating Agencies



No Related NTMs

Tariff Schedules

Visit the Philippine Tariff Commission (TC) through its Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF).