Commodity Details

Chapter 17.03 Molasses resulting from the extraction or refining of sugar.
Heading 1703.90 – Other :
Commodity 1703.90.90 – – Other

For Imports

Regulating Agencies

Department of Finance
  • Sugar Center Building, North Avenue Diliman, Quezon City
  • 7455-3376 / 7455-2135 / 8929-3633
  • None

Legal Basis

Permits, Clearances, Certifications

  • SRA Registration/License for Sugar, Molasses & Muscavado
  • SRA Clearance to Release Imported Molasses

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

Sugar Regulatory Administration

Molasses Importation

  1. On-line application with the Philippine National Single Window (NSW) with printout
  2. Letter application stating the following:
  3. Name & address of importer
  4. Quantity to be imported
  5. Country of origin
  6. Name of vessel
  7. Purpose of importation
  8. Port of origin
  9. Bill of lading number
  10. FOB value (in US$)
  11. Certified true copy of Bill of lading
  12. Commercial invoice
  13. Processing fee: PhP 400.00 / Metric Ton


Sugar Regulatory Administration

The Clearance/ Permit shall be prepared in four copies to be distributed as follows:

  1. Original client copy to be surrendered to quarantine officer
  2. Duplicate client copy
  3. BOC copy
  4. Issuing agency copy

To monitor and ensure the use of Clearances and Permits, the following shall be observed for shipments arriving by sea:

  1. Only the duplicate client copy of the Clearance/Permit shall be initially released to the applicant while the original shall be retained by the issuing agency.
  2. The duplicate client copy shall be used to transact with the exporter, financial institution, and shipping company. However, the same cannot be accepted to transact with BOC and the Quarantine Offices at the border. Thus, the duplicate client copy shall be stamped with the words:


The applicant shall submit to the issuing Agency photocopies of the bill of lading, invoice, and health/phyto-sanitary/veterinary certificate from the exporting country not later than 15 days from release of the duplicate; otherwise, the Clearance/Permit shall be rendered null and void. The original authenticated copy of the SPS Import Clearance shall then be released to the applicant immediately.

For shipment arriving by air, the original copy together with other copies of the Clearance/ Permit shall be released to the applicant upon approval.

On arrival of the import shipment, the original copies of the SPS Import Clearance/Permit, bill of lading, invoice, and health/phyto-sanitary/veterinary certificates shall be presented to the Quarantine Officer (QO). Following satisfactory inspection of the documents and shipment, the QO shall issue a Notice of Release together with the BOC copy, which shall then be presented to the BOC for cargo release.

Other Requirements

  1. Pro-forma application for SPS Import Clearance/ Permit
  2. Pro-forma SPS Import Clearance/ Permit
  3. Pro-forma application for Registration of Product


  1. SRA – Certificate of Sugar Requirement
  2. SRA – Certificate of International Molasses Trader

Import Status


For Exports

Regulating Agencies

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


  1. SRA – SRA Registration requirement
  2. SRA – Export Clearance

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