Non Tariff Measures

Notice Prior to Engagement in any Activity or Business in the Downstream Oil Industry

ATR Reference: Registration requirement for importers for TBT reasons
UN Code: B15
NTM Type: Registration Requirement for Importers for TBT Reasons

Issuing Agency

Department of Finance
  • PNPC Complex, Merritt Road, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, 1631 Metro Manila
  • 88402144 ,88402095
  • 88402187


This measure (i.e., section 5) provides for the requirement to file a notice with the Oil Industry Management Bureau prior to initial engagement in the proposed activity or prior to construction of the petroleum products facilities, as the case may be, by any person who intends to engage in the business of importing, exporting, re-exporting, refining , processing, manufacturing, blending, recycling, and or re-processing, shipping, transshipping, storing, distributing, and/or marketing, and/or selling of crude oil, gasoline, diesel, LPG, kerosene and other petroleum products, and any similar activities. The objective of this measure is to ensure accurate and effective monitoring of the compliance with the mandated standards for purposes of ensuring safety and quality of products and facilities. The forms and checklist of requirements to engage in any activity in the downstream oil industry are available for download at

Governing Law: DEPARTMENT CIRCULAR NO. 98-03-004:

Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act 8479 -Downstream Oil Industry

Applicable Section: Section 5