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Chapter V. Pet/Animals & Household Plants

1.    ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS OR CONDITIONS TO THE ENTRY OF PETS/ANIMALS AND HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?
2.    WHAT IS THE VETERINARY QUARANTINE REQUIREMENT PRIOR TO THE SHIPMENT OF PET ANIMALS?
3.    ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?
4.    HOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT OF ANIMALS, PLANTS AND THEIR PRODUCTS/BY PRODUCTS?

1. ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS OR CONDITIONS TO THE ENTRY OF PETS/ANIMALS AND HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?

Yes, there are quarantine and regulatory agency restrictions and conditions to the importations of pets/animals and household plants.

2. WHAT IS THE VETERINARY QUARANTINE REQUIREMENT PRIOR TO THE SHIPMENT OF PET ANIMALS?

A health certificate must be obtained from the concerned government agency at the port of origin. The certificate will be required by the Veterinary Quarantine Officer at the airport/port of disembarkation. Any pet without such a certificate will be detained by Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) until cleared.
For pet fishes, in lieu of a health certificate, a prior import permit must be obtained from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

3. ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?

Yes, a Phytosanitary Certificate must be obtained from the concerned Government Agency at the port of origin and presented to the plant Quarantine Officer. Plants arriving in the country without this certificate as well as those falling in the alert list may be detained.

4. HOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT OF ANIMALS, PLANTS AND THEIR PRODUCTS/BY PRODUCTS?

For the pertinent rules and regulations on commercial shipment of animals, plants and their products/by-products, write to:

The Bureau of Animal Industry
Visayas Avenue, Diliman,
Quezon City

or

Director
Bureau of Plant Industry,
692 San Andres, Malate,
Manila

Chapter VI. Prohibited/Restricted Importations

1.    WHAT ARE PROHIBITED/REGULATED IMPORTATIONS?

1. WHAT ARE PROHIBITED/REGULATED IMPORTATIONS?

Prohibited importations are generally those not allowed to be brought into the country except when given permission under high controlled conditions as provided for in the laws prohibiting them. Some of these prohibited items are the following:

    1.    Dynamite gunpowder, ammunitions and other explosives, firearms and weapons of war, and parts thereof;
    2.    Written or printed articles in any form containing any matter advocating or inciting treason, or rebellion, insurrection, sedition or subversion against the government of the Philippines, or containing any threat to take the life of, or inflict bodily harm upon any person in the Philippines.
    3.    Written or printed articles, negatives or cinematographic film, photographs, engravings, lithographs, objects, paintings, drawing or other representations of an obscene or immoral character.
    4.    Articles, instruments, drugs and substances designed, intended or adapted for producing unlawful abortion, or any printed matter which advertises or describes or gives directly or indirectly information where, how and by whom unlawful abortion is produced.

Contact Information

ADDRESS:

Suite 121, Sky Freight Bldg. B. Aquino Ave. Brgy. Sto. Nino, Paranaque City 1704 Philippines

TELEPHONE NUMBER:

  • (+632) 802 - 4529
  • 802 - 4536
  • 802 - 9954