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Obtain your secondary licenses with the appropriate regulatory agencies

Depending on the type of products, certain companies are required by law to register with other government agencies. 

Advertising on Transport Vehicles

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Transit Advertising Permit

Issuing Agency/Office

LTFRB

Trunkline: 8529-7111
SMS hotline: 09214487777
ncr.ltfrb@gmail.com

Air Quality Management

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Permit to Operate / Certificate of Conformity

Issuing Agency/Office

DENR – Environmental Management Bureau

ecac.emb@gmail.com / 376 5541 / 282 6783
Clearance and permitting division: 02-8931-2397

Animal Facilities

Description

Animal shelter/pound, slaughterhouse, kennel, laboratory animal production


Required Permits/Licenses

  • Registration for Animal Facility

Issuing Agency/Office

DA - Bureau of Animal Industry

da.bai.ahwd@gmail.com / (02) 928-2836 / (02) 528 2240 local 1500- 1506

Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Certification of Registration or Authority to Operate

Issuing Agency/Office

BSP – Integrated Supervision Department

Registration of Pawnshops: 8 708.7701
Local: 2595 / 2666

Registration of Foreign Exchange Dealers, Money Changers and Remittance Agents Trunkline No.: 87087701

Casinos, traditional and electronic bingo parlors, and poker rooms

Required Permits/Licenses

  • License to Operate/Authority to Operate / Gaming employment license

Issuing Agency/Office

PAGCOR

info@pagcor.ph
+632 7755-3199 | 7755-3299 | 7755-3899

Chemical Management

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Priority Chemical List Compliance Certificate
  • Dealers and Retailers Resellers Registration
  • Small Quantity Importation
  • Ozone Depleting Substances and Alternative Chemicals
  • Pre-manufacture and Pre-importation notification certificate
  • Integrated Persistent Organic Pollutants Management Project
  • Chemical Control Order

Issuing Agency/Office

DENR – Environmental Management Bureau

ecac.emb@gmail.com / 376 5541 / 282 6783
Clearance and permitting division: 02-8931-2397

Contractors/Subcontractors

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Contractor’s License

Issuing Agency/Office

Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board

ciappcab.main@gmail.com / pcab@dti.gov.ph
(+632) 895.4220 , 09178482427

Domestic Employment Agencies (Manpower /Recruitment)

Required Permits/Licenses

  • License to Operate a Private Recruitment and Placement Agency

Issuing Agency/Office

DOLE – Bureau of Local Employment

24/7 hotline: 1349

Drugs / Pharmaceuticals/ Medical Devices / Cosmetics / Processed Food / Toys / Child Care Articles / Veterinary Products / Household / Urban Pesticides

Required Permits/Licenses

  • License to Operate (LTO)
  • Certificate of Product Registration (CPR)

Issuing Agency/Office

FDA

 

Electronic Gaming Sites

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Accreditation for Electronic Gaming System Service Provider
  • Accreditation for Data/Content Streaming Provider for Electronic Gaming Sites
  • Permit to Possess Gaming Equipment and Gaming Paraphernalia for Data/Content Streaming Provider for Electronic Gaming Sites

Issuing Agency/Office

PAGCOR

info@pagcor.ph
+632 7755-3199 | 7755-3299 | 7755-3899

Energy Services

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Energy Services Companies Accreditation

Issuing Agency/Office

Department of Energy (DOE)

Main office: (632) 8479-2900

Environmental Laboratories

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Environmental Laboratory Recognition

Issuing Agency/Office

DENR – Environmental Management Bureau

ecac.emb@gmail.com / 376 5541 / 282 6783
Clearance and permitting division: 02-8931-2397

Esports

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Esports athlete license

Issuing Agency/Office

Games and Amusement Board

(+632) 840 0274 & (+632) 813 7109

Firecrackers and Pyrotechnics

Required Permits/Licenses

  • License for Firecracker and Pyrotechnics manufacturer

Issuing Agency/Office

PNP - Firearms and Explosives Office

emdfeocsg@gmail.com
723-0401 loc 4268 / 4498

Fisheries and Fish/Aquatic Products

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Commercial Export Permit
  • Gratutous Export Permit
  • Permit to import

Issuing Agency/Office

DA - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

info@bfar.da.gov.ph / +63(2)929-9597; 929-8074

Fishing vessels, support vessels, fishing gear

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Commercial Fishing Vessel / Gear License
  • International Fishing Permit
  • Fish Workers ID card
  • Foreign Fishermans License
  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Importation of Fishing Vessel

Issuing Agency/Office

DA - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

info@bfar.da.gov.ph / +63(2)929-9597; 929-8074

 

Food Products

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Certificate of Product Registration

Issuing Agency/Office

FDA – Center for Food Regulation and Research

 

Food-production related enterprises, mainly rice and grain

Required Permits/Licenses

  • License for Retailing/ Wholesaling/ Retailing & Wholesaling Combined
  • License - Milling
  • License - Warehousing
  • License - Threshing
  • License - Corn Shelling
  • License - Manufacturing
  • License - Importing/Exporting/Indenting
  • License - Grains Packaging
  • License - Mechanical Drying
  • Registration - Transporting
  • Registration - Poultry/Hog Raising Institution
  • Registration - Post Production Equipment

Issuing Agency/Office

NFA

Text line: 0906-436-3133
Industry Services Department 929-7319 / 920-9605
Public Affairs Department 455-2758
Grains Marketing Operations Department 981-3800 local 1208
Office of the Deputy Administrator for Operations 929-7319 / 926-7237
Administrator’s Office/ Office of the OIC 929-7319 / 926-7237

Foreign Exchange Dealers (FXDs)

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Certification of Registration or Authority to Operate

Issuing Agency/Office

BSP – Integrated Supervision Department

Registration of Pawnshops: 8 708.7701
Local: 2595 / 2666

Registration of Foreign Exchange Dealers, Money Changers and Remittance Agents Trunkline No.: 87087701

Generation of Electricity

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Certificate of Endorsement

Issuing Agency/Office

DOE - Electric Power Industry Management Bureau

Main office: (632) 8479-2900
8840-2120 / 8808-9211

Hazardous Waste Management

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Importation Clearance

Issuing Agency/Office

DENR – Environmental Management Bureau

ecac.emb@gmail.com / 376 5541 / 282 6783
Clearance and permitting division: 02-8931-2397

Health Services and Facilities

Description

  • Ambulance Service and Ambulance service provider
  • Ambulatory surgery clinic
  • Blood service facility
  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Dental Laboratory
  • Dialysis
  • Drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation center
  • Drug testing laboratory
  • HIV testing laboratory
  • Hospital, Infirmary and birthing home
  • Human stem cell and cell based or cellular therapy facility
  • Kidney transplant unit
  • Laboratory for drinking water analysis
  • Medical facility for overseas workers and seafarers
  • Newborn screening center
  • Psychiatric care facility

Required Permits/Licenses

  • License to Operate / Certificate of Accreditation / Authority to Operate

Issuing Agency/Office

DOH - Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau

8651-7800 locals 2502, 2504, 2511
DOH CALL CENTER: (632) 8651-7800 local 5003-5004 / (632) 165-364
Mobile No (DOH Main Office): +63919-1601418
Email Address: callcenter@doh.gov.ph

 

Land Transport Operators, TNVS Operators

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Franchise / Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC)

Issuing Agency/Office

LTFRB

Trunkline: 8529-7111
SMS hotline: 09214487777
ncr.ltfrb@gmail.com

Mining related businesses

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Mineral Product Sharing Agreement
  • Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement
  • Mineral Processing Permit
  • Industrial Sand and Gravel Permit
  • Exploration Permit

Issuing Agency/Office

DENR - Mines and Geosciences Bureau

central@mgb.gov.ph / (63-2) 9209120; (63-2) 9209136; Trunk Line No. (63-2) 6676700

Money Changers (MC)

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Certification of Registration or Authority to Operate

Issuing Agency/Office

BSP – Integrated Supervision Department

Registration of Pawnshops: 8 708.7701
Local: 2595 / 2666

Registration of Foreign Exchange Dealers, Money Changers and Remittance Agents Trunkline No.: 87087701

Natural Gas sector

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Application for Permit for the Construction, Operation & Maintenance, Expansion, Extension and Modification of Natural Gas Transmission & Distribution of Natural Gas Transmission & Distribution Pipeline Projects
  • Application for Permit to Supply Natural Gas
  • Application for Permit for the Construction, Operation & Maintenance, Expansion and Modification of Natural Gas Transmission- and/or Distribution-Related Facilities
  • Application for Legislative Franchise

Issuing Agency/Office

DOE - Oil industry Management Bureau

rino.abad@doe.gov.ph / rodela.romero@doe.gov.ph / alvin.lim@doe.gov.ph / hideliza.ludovice@doe.gov.ph / laura.saguin@doe.gov.ph / alex.rayos@doe.gov.ph
8840-2114 / 8840-2130 / 8840-2095 / 840-2155 / 840-2184

Nuclear/Atomic Energy, Radioactive Materials

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Radioactive Material License

Issuing Agency/Office

DOST - Philippine Nuclear Research Institute

nrd@pnri.dost.gov.ph /
(632) 8920-8796 or (632) 8929-6012 loc.213 or 244
Fax No: (632) 8920-8796

Offshore gaming / POGO

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Offshore Gaming employment license
  • Offshore gaming license

Issuing Agency/Office

PAGCOR

info@pagcor.ph
+632 7755-3199 | 7755-3299 | 7755-3899

Optical Media Business

Description

  • Optical media (film products, music products, games/applications software, business sofware, book on disc)
  • Manufacturing equipment (replicating equiment/metallizing/downstream), printing equipment
  • Manufacturing Materials (optical grade polycarboante, adhesives,lackquers chemicals, paints ink

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Registration for Optical Media Business / Import-Export Permit

Issuing Agency/Office

Optical Media Board – Registry and Licensing Division

info@omb.gov.ph
(02) 7905-1678

Overseas Employment Agencies (Manpower /Recruitment)

Required Permits/Licenses

  • License for Recruitment Agency

Issuing Agency/Office

POEA – Licensing and Regulation Office

722-1191 / 726-3265

Pawnshops and Money Service Business (MSBs)

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Certification of Registration or Authority to Operate

Issuing Agency/Office

BSP – Integrated Supervision Department

Registration of Pawnshops: 8 708.7701
Local: 2595 / 2666

Registration of Foreign Exchange Dealers, Money Changers and Remittance Agents Trunkline No.: 87087701

Philippine Fiber Products

Required Permits/Licenses

  • License for Grading-Baling establishments, Buying Station, Trader-Exporter, Local Trader, Processor
  • License for FIber Classifiers

Issuing Agency/Office

Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority

oed@philfida.da.gov.ph
(632) 273 2474 Local 2650 / 2651

Plant, vegetable, seed and crop related businesses

Description

  • Plant materials
  • Plant tissue
  • Trees
  • Plant nursery
  • Treatment, freezing, milling, transport and warehouse facilities
  • Export of fruites and vegetables
  • Crop growers
  • Distribution of seeds, planting materials and farm inputs
  • Other applicable businesses

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Application for Plant Material Certification of Asexually Propagated Seedling
  • Application for Plant Material Certification of Trees
  • Application for Plant Nursery Accreditation
  • Application for Plant Tissue Culture Facility Accreditation
  • Issuance of Certificate of Analysis
  • Application for License to Operate for Facilities (Treatment, Freezing, Milling, Transport and Warehouses)
  • Application for Laboratory Accreditation
  • Application for Laboratory Certificate of Analysis
  • Application for PhilGap Certification
  • Plant Pest Diagnosis
  • Plant Identification and Certification
  • Distribution and Sale of Vegetable Seeds and Planting Material
  • Application for Crop Variety Registration
  • Application for Plant Variety Protection
  • Importers Registration
  • Application for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance (SPSIC)
  • Application for Registration of Farm/Growers
  • Application for License to Export of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable
  • Application for License to Operate - Quarantine Treatment Provider
  • Application and Issuance of Phytosanitary Certificate
  • Issuance of Clearance for Domestic Transport
  • Application for License to Operate of Packing Facility for Fruits and Vegetables
  • Application for Issuance of Biosafety Permit for Direct Use as Food and Feed, or for Processing
  • Application for Issuance of Biosafety Permit for Commercial Propagation
  • Application for Issuance of Biosafety Permit for Field Trial
  • Distribution of Quality Seeds, Planting, Materials, and other Farm inputs (Individual or Group)
  • Provision of Technical Assistance
  • Conduct of Training
  • Soil Analysis for Bacterial Wilt and Potato Cyst Nematode
  • Disease Indexing for Viruses of Potato, Citrus and Banana

Issuing Agency/Office

DA - Bureau of Plant Industry

bpi.information@yahoo.com
bpiad.regulatory@gmail.com
(0917)715-5980

Products Under Mandatory Quality and/or Safety Certification Schemes

Description

  • HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
  • CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
  • LIGHTING AND WIRING DEVICES
  • STEEL PRODUCTS
  • PLASTIC PIPES AND CERAMIC PRODUCTS
  • CEMENT AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
  • CHEMICAL PRODUCTS
  • AUTOMOTIVE RELATED PRODUCTS
  • OTHER CONSUMER PRODUCTS

You may view the detailed List of Products Under Mandatory Certification here.


Required Permits/Licenses

  • Philippine Standard (PS) Quality and/or Safety Certification Mark Licensing Scheme
  • Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) Certification

Issuing Agency/Office

DTI - Bureau of Philippine Standards

bps@dti.gov.ph
(632) 7 751.4706

Remittance and Transfer Companies (RTCs)

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Certification of Registration or Authority to Operate

Issuing Agency/Office

BSP – Integrated Supervision Department

Registration of Pawnshops: 8 708.7701
Local: 2595 / 2666

Registration of Foreign Exchange Dealers, Money Changers and Remittance Agents Trunkline No.: 87087701

Resource-extractive, infrastructure, processing, manufacturing and other related projects

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Environmental Compliance Certificate / Certificate of Non-Coverage

Issuing Agency/Office

DENR – Environmental Management Bureau

ecac.emb@gmail.com / 376 5541 / 282 6783
Clearance and permitting division: 02-8931-2397

Science and Technology Oriented Foundations

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Certification for Science and Technology oriented Foundations

Issuing Agency/Office

DOST - Science and Technology Foundation Unit

Trunkline : (02) 837-2071 loc 2026
(02) 837-2922
stfu.dostco@gmail.com

Sea Freight Forwarder

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Accreditation for Sea Freight Forwarders

Issuing Agency/Office

DTI-FTEB

FTEB@dti.gov.ph / fteb_blad@dti.gov.ph
(+632) 8811.8231 / (+632) 7215.1165>

Small Town Lottery

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Permit to Operate

Issuing Agency/Office

PCSO

NCR: ncr_odmpcso@yahoo.com

Sports betting

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Accreditation of a Service Provider for Sports Betting System with Bookmaking

Issuing Agency/Office

PAGCOR

info@pagcor.ph
+632 7755-3199 | 7755-3299 | 7755-3899

Suppliers of Gaming Paraphernalia

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Permit to Posess Gaming Equipment and Gaming Paraphernalia
  • Permit to Hold Gaming Equipment and Gaming Paraphernalia

Issuing Agency/Office

PAGCOR

info@pagcor.ph
+632 7755-3199 | 7755-3299 | 7755-3899

Technical Vocational Institute

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Program Registration and Accreditation for TVIs

Issuing Agency/Office

TESDA - Certification Office

893-8297 / mspdelarama@tesda.gov.ph / jmabasolo@tesda.gov.ph

Timber on Private Land

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Private Land Timber Permit

Issuing Agency/Office

DENR - Forestry Management Bureau

fmbdenr@mozcom.com / officeofthedirector.fmb@gmail.com / (632) 8927-4788 / Fax No. (632) 8928-9313

Tourism Enterprise

Description

  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Accommodations
  • Tourist Inn
  • Pension House
  • Motel
  • Homestay
  • Travel and tour agency (operators, agencies, online agencies)
  • Tourist transport operator (air, land, water)
  • Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions
  • EcoTourism (ecoguide, ecolodge, ecotour facility, ecotour operator)
  • Tour guide

Note: Accreditation is voluntary for 

  • Health and Wellness (Ambulatory clinic, spa, medical concierge, tertiary hospital)
  • Agritourism site/farm
  • Department store/mall/specialty store
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Tourism entertainment complex
  • Tourism recreational facility
  • Tourism training centers
  • Rest areas
  • Tourism trainers

Required Permits/Licenses

  • DOT Accreditation

Issuing Agency/Office

DOT - (NCR) - Tourism Regulation Division and Accreditation Unit

vvpaje@tourism.gov.ph

Toy Manufacturing/Dealer/Importation

Required Permits/Licenses

  • License to Operate (manufacturers, importers, distributors of toys)
  • Clearance for Conditional Release
  • Clearance for Customs Release for toys
  • Certificate of Conformity
Transport of Animals

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Local Shipping Permit for Animal By-Products
  • Accreditation of Animal Products and Animal By-Products Exporter
  • Accreditation of Animal Products and Animal By-Products Importer
  • Local Shipping Permit for Avian
  • Local Shipping Permit for Cattle/Carabao
  • Local Shipping Permit for Dogs and Cats
  • Local Shipping Permit for Goats and Sheep
  • Local Shipping Permit for Horse
  • Accreditation of Live Animals Importer/Exporter
  • Local Shipping Permit for Meat and Meat Products
  • Local Shipping Permit for Table Eggs, Balut and Salted Eggs
  • Local Shipping Permit for Wild Exotic and Other Pets

 


Issuing Agency/Office

DA - Bureau of Animal Industry

da.bai.ahwd@gmail.com / (02) 928-2836 / (02) 528 2240 local 1500- 1506

Water Purification Systems

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Registration for Water Purification Systems/Devices

Issuing Agency/Office

DOH - Bureau of Health Devices and Technology

DOH CALL CENTER: (632) 8651-7800 local 5003-5004 / (632) 165-364
Mobile No (DOH Main Office): +63919-1601418
Email Address: callcenter@doh.gov.ph

Water Quality Management

Required Permits/Licenses

  • Waste Water Discharge Permit

Issuing Agency/Office

DENR – Environmental Management Bureau

ecac.emb@gmail.com / 376 5541 / 282 6783
Clearance and permitting division: 02-8931-2397