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 8523.29.63 – – – – – Other video tapes

For Imports

Regulating Agencies

Department of Finance
  • Scout Limbaga Ext, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
  • 8374-0217 / (+63 2) 7905-1678
  • None
  • / /

Legal Basis

Permits, Clearances, Certifications

  • License to Import / Authority to Import

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

Optical Media Board

Requirements for Registration and Licensing of OPTICAL MEDIA BUSINESS (Per MC-2020-001_RLD licensing_edited_06.07.2021)


  1. Duly filled up and notarized application form in duplicate copies;
  2. Two (2) pieces latest photo of the applicant with signature at the back;
  3. Tax Identification Number (T.I.N.); and
  4. Notarized Affidavit indicating the applicant’s source of rights, supplier, and distributor and shall specify whether the items sold are second-hand, refurbished, brand new, or mixed (


  1. Certificate of Business Name from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI);
  2. Valid NBI Clearance (photocopy to be compared with original).


  1. Certificate of Incorporation duly issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC);
  2. Latest GIS with stamp receipt of SEC; and
  3. Board Resolution with Secretary's Certificate authorizing the applicant to sign in behalf of the Corporation.


  1. Certificate or Contract from supplier/distributor/dealer;
  2. Submission of notarized list of clients/customers (upon renewal of license);
  3. Submission of Summary Report of applied import/export permits, if applicable (upon renewal of license).


  1. Registration/license as Importer and/or Export;
  2. Register online to National Single Window (;
  3. Affidavit of Undertaking (;
  4. Certified copy of Contract and/or Certificate of Ownership from the Source of Rights;
  5. Airway Bill of Lading;
  6. Certified copy of Commercial Invoice (import) Pro-forma invoice (export);
  7. Packing list;
  8. Import/Export Permit fee: Php 500.00 / way bill or bill of lading.


  1. Commercial Replication Permit of the Titles (for export only);
  2. Letter of Request addressed to the Chairman (required);
  3. Sample of the materials (if required);
  4. For Software: Description of the software (photocopy of the inlay will do) and name of the publisher;
  5. For Music/Audio: list of Song titles, names of featured recording artists, and the title of each work recorded, PARI Cert;
  6. For Manufacturing Equipment: Description of Equipment;
  7. For Manufacturing Materials: Description of the manufacturing materials;
  8. Certified copy of Airway Bill or Bill of Lading (after the shipment for export).

Complete List of OMB import/export permit requirements (


Optical Media Board

(Prior to application of Import/export Permit, Licensing must be done first.):

    NOTE: For Online Application for Registration and Licensing via OMB Portal, Go to
    Basic Guide to Online Registration & Licensing (
  1. Secure and fill up Application Forms for Import and/or Export Permit for regular clients. Fill up the application form online through the Philippine National Single Window ( or kindly download OMB Import / OMB Export Application forms.
  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 the website is down, manual application forms are available.


  1. Secure OMB Application Form for Import and/or Export Permit and list of requirements from the front line receiving/assessing area.
  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

Department of Finance
  • Scout Limbaga Ext, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
  • 8374-0217 / (+63 2) 7905-1678
  • 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

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