Commodity Details

Chapter 85.23 Discs, tapes, solid-state non-volatile storage devices, ‘smart cards’ and other media for the recording of sound or of other phenomena, whether or not recorded, including matrices and masters for the production of discs, but excluding products of Chapter 37.
Heading 8523.20 – Magnetic media :
Subheading 8523.29 – – Other :
Level Four 8523.29.50 – – – Magnetic tapes, of a width exceeding 6.5 mm :
Level Five 8523.29.60 – – – – Other :
Commodity 8523.29.61 – – – – – Of a kind used for reproducing representations of instructions, data, sound and image, recorded in a machine readable binary form, and capable of being manipulated or providing interactivity to a user, by means of an automatic data processing machine; proprietary format storage (recorded) media

For Imports

Regulating Agencies

Bureau of Import Services
  • Scout Limbaga Ext, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
  • 8374-0217
  • None

Legal Basis

Permits, Clearances, Certifications

  • License to Import & Authority to Import

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

Requirements For registration And Licensing Of Optical Media Business (Per MC-2012-001 effective October 4, 2012)


  1. Letter of Application addressed to the Chairman;
  2. Duly filled up and notarized application form.
  3. Two (2) pieces latest 2x2 signed photo of the applicant
  4. Picture of the establishment's facade with permanent signboard
  5. Comprehensive Location Sketch of Establishment
  6. Floor plan of establishment
  7. Tax Identification Number (T.I.N.) of business establishment
  8. Contract from Source of rights and/or Suppliers
  9. Special Power of Attorney, if needed


  1. Certificate of Business Name from DTI
  2. NBI Certificate


  1. Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws or Articles of Partnership
  2. Latest GIS with stamp receipt of SEC
  3. Board Resolution with Secretary's Certificate authorizing the applicant to sign in behalf of the Corporation
  4. List of officers and members of the Board and their Addresses/Contact Details


  1. Alien Certificate of Registration
  2. Passport (Photocopy, Present Original)
  3. Visa


Optical Media Board

1. Secure and fill up Application Forms for Import and/or Export Permit FOR REGULAR CLIENTS (Prior to application of Import/export Permit, Licensing must done first.):

  1. Fill-up application form online through the Philippine National Single Window URL:
  2. Print form with the corresponding bar code number.
  3. Have it notarized and submit forms with complete requirements to the Registry Receiving /Assessing Officer for checking and assessment of fees

-- If website are down, manual application form are available.


  1. Secure OMB Application Form for Import and/or Export Permit and list of requirements from the front line receiving/assessing area. Forms may also be downloaded from
  2. Submit the duly filled-up and notarized application form with complete requirements to the Registry Receiving/Assessing Officer for checking and assessing of fees.


  1. OMB – Registration Requirement
  2. OMB – Import Permit for Optical Media Materials and/or Equipment

Import Status


For Exports

Regulating Agencies

Bureau of Import Services
  • Scout Limbaga Ext, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
  • 8374-0217
  • None


The export of this commodity is currently regulated. Please contact the regulating agency above for export requirements and procedures.


  1. OMB – Exporter Registration
  2. OMB – Export Permit for Optical Media Materials and/or Equipment

Tariff Schedules

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