Commodity Details

Chapter 81.07 Cadmium and articles thereof, including waste and scrap.
Commodity 8107.30.00 – Waste and scrap

For Imports

Regulating Agencies

Department of Finance
  • National Ecology Center, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
  • 8928-3725
  • None

Legal Basis

  • IRR: DAO 2013-22 – IRR: DAO 2013-22 :Revised Procedures and Standards for the Management of Hazardous Waste (Revising DAO 2004-36)

  • DENR Administrative Order No. 29, Series 1992 – DENR Administrative Order No. 29, Series 1992 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 6969, Otherwise Known As 'Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear wastes Control Act of 1990'

Permits, Clearances, Certifications

  • Pre-Shipment Importation Clearance (PSIC)

Requirements & Procedures

Documentary Requirements

Environmental Management Bureau

Recyclable Materials containing Hazardous Chemicals (Importation/Exportation

  1. Official letter of request
  2. Duly notarized affidavit attesting to the truth, accuracy and genuineness of all information, documents and records contained and attached in the application form
  3. Accomplished application form
  4. Pollution Control Officer accreditation certificate
  5. Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC)
  6. Permits to Operate
  7. Air emission source installation
  8. Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  9. Notification/Consent of Exporting Country (if e-wastes)
  10. Registered/accredited recycler
  11. DENR ID No.
  12. Insurance (shipment)
  13. Purchase Order
  14. Last Bill of Lading (renewal)
  15. Movement Document (if applicable)
  16. Affidavit of Joint Undertaking of Exporter/Importer
  17. Photos of the warehouse/facility showing proper storage and labeling of the imported recyclable materials
  18. Registered Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) facility Permit (if importer will hold materials containing hazardous substances for period exceeding 30 days)
  19. Emergency contingency plan


Environmental Management Bureau

Procedure for securing Import Clearance for Recyclable Materials Containing Hazardous Substances

Recyclable materials containing hazardous substances which are allowed for importation are scrap metals, solid plastic materials, electronic assemblies and scrap, use oil, lead acid batteries and fly ash. When all requirements are complied with the import clearance, registration shall be issued after the notification from the exporting countries have been received by the DENR.

  1. EMB Records Section receives consent/approval from transit countries and countries of destination
  2. Environmental Quality Division (EQD) screens and verifies documents
  3. Hazardous Waste Management Section evaluates and assess documents
  4. Chief, EQD conducts final review and gives recommendation
  5. Office of the Director approves/disapproves
  6. Hazardous Wastes Management Section releases registration/import clearance


  1. EMB – Importer Registration for Importer of Ozone Depleting Substances
  2. EMB – Pre-Shipment Importation Clearance for Recyclable materials

Import Status


For Exports

Regulating Agencies

Department of Finance
  • National Ecology Center, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
  • 8928-3725
  • None



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