Non Tariff Measures

Import Authorization for Precursors

ATR Reference: Prohibition or restrictions of imports for SPS reasons not elsewhere specified
UN Code: B19
NTM Type:

Issuing Agency

Department of Finance
  • EDSA, Barangay Pinyahan, Diliman, Quezon City, 1100 Metro Manila
  • 8990-5900; 8920-9916
  • None


This measure (Sections 1 to 12) provides for the guidelines on the requirements and procedures for the licensing of importer/exporter and in the issuance of import/export authorization relative to shipments of Controlled Precursors and Essential Chemicals (CPECs) (Listed in the Annex of Republic Act 9165 also known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and those additionally classified chemicals such as Thionyl Chloride and alpha-phenylacetoacetonitrile (APAAN)) and its chemical mixtures, unless specifically exempted by the DDB Regulation. The objective of this measure is to control and regulate the legitimate use of CPECs to prevent diversion of these chemicals to the illicit manufacture of dangerous drugs, to safeguard the integrity of the Philippine territory and the well-being of its citizenry from the harmful effects of dangerous drugs on their physical and mental well-being and in accordance with 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. Forms and procedures are available at and

Governing Law: Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation 1 Series 2014:

enacted on 19 June 2014, on the Comprehensive Amendments to Board Regulation No. 3 Series 2003, Comprehensive Guidelines on Importation, Distribution, Manufacture, Prescription, Dispensing and Sale of, and Other Lawful Acts in Connection with Any Dangerous Drugs, Controlled Precursors and Essential Chemicals and Other Similar or Analogous Substances, as Amended and Other Related Board Issuances

Applicable Section: Section 1 to 12