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# daisy 2017-10-07 15:36
why there is a 20% tax on logs
# MON PACIO 2017-09-28 11:12
what is the AHTN for Mobile Phone Chargers?
# Wilfred 2017-09-20 16:14
Please advise tariff code & rates for laminated thermoset Plastic sheets reinforced with glass-fibre or woven glass filament.
# TC 2017-09-27 14:29
Please provide us with material composition (in percentage weight), picture, and brochure indicating usage.
# Celine 2017-09-20 09:52
What is ahtn code of luperamid capsule. Thanks in advance!
# TC 2017-09-26 14:07
Please confirm if the product of your interest is loperamide capsule. Loperamide capsules are classifiable under AHTN 2017 subheading 3004.90.99, with MFN of 5% ad valorem.
# Shalimar jimenez 2017-09-14 13:57
Bike inner tubes (rubber material) are classifiable under ATHN 2017 subheading 4013.20.00 with an MFN rate of duty of 7% ad valorem.
# TC 2017-09-20 13:44
Bike inner tubes (rubber material) are classifiable under AHTN 2017 subheading 4013.20.00 with an MFN rate of duty of 7% ad valorem.
# lum 2017-08-22 14:40
Please can you advise on the tariff code for Automatic Aerosol Dispenser. Thanks
# TC 2017-09-20 13:44
Automatic aerosol dispensers are classifiable under AHTN subheading 8424.89.50B with an MFN rate of duty of 5% ad valorem.
# Helen A. Bautista 2017-08-22 09:24
Good morning! What is the hs code for water chillers?
# TC 2017-09-20 13:56
Water chillers, depending on the use and refrigeration capacity, are classifiable under AHTN 2017 subheading 8418.69.41 (MFN-zero), 8418.69.49 (MFN-zero), or 8418.69.90 (MFN-5%)
# Calys 2017-08-16 16:57
Can you tell me how to check export duty rate?
# TC 2017-09-20 13:47
Section 1612 of CMTA adopts Section 514 of TCCP; per EO 26 dated July 1, 1986 only logs have export duty (20%).
# joy 2017-07-31 14:10
Mabuhay! what is the tariff/general term and technical heading for electric vehicles? and for the motorcycle parts and accessories?
thank u.
# TC 2017-08-01 10:56
Electric vehicles, depending on their capacity are classifiable under HS/AHTN 2017 headings 87.02 and 87.03. Motorcycle parts are classifiable under 87.14. You may refer to our website for the proper 8 digit code.
# Mae 2017-06-16 13:25
Hi! magtatanong lang po sana ako kung ilang 8 digits hs code po ba ang mayroon sa tccp? Thank you.
# TC 2017-08-01 10:57
The number of tariff lines of the AHTN 2017 is 11,058. It includes those with alpha extensions.
# Diane 2017-06-09 12:54
Can we apply for Certificate of Origin Form D for 2nd hand or used vessel?
# TC 2017-06-09 16:20
Please direct your query from the issuing authority. For the Philippines, it is the Bureau of Customs. This is if you will export the said articles.

For your imports, the Certificate of Origin should be issued by the issuing authority of the exporting country.
# Nelpa 2017-06-03 14:41
Hi po. Magtatanong lang po sana ako kung ano po HS ng Electrosurgical grounding pad po. Thank you po
# TC 2017-06-06 15:23
To properly classify the Electrosurgical grounding pad, the components inside and how it functions is required.
# SHERLLANE 2017-05-30 17:21
What is the HS Code for Frozen beef Body Fat? and Micron Depth and Height Measuring? Thank you.
# TC 2017-06-06 15:25
Frozen beef body fat is classifiable under 1502.90 and the silicon depth and height measuring device under 9017.30.00
# ALEEYA 2017-05-22 15:20
What the HS CODE the carton box?
# TC 2017-05-25 11:35
Carton boxes made of corrugated paper or paperboard: 4819.10.00
Cartbon boxes made of non-corrugated paper or paperboard: 4819.20.00
# JEFERSON 2017-05-21 00:56
Can i ask some questions po ? About relationship ng Tariff Commission and Department of Trade and Industry? I need specific details and example.

I hope you reply . Thanks in advance
# TC 2017-05-24 14:34
Tariff Commission is an independent agency attached to the National Economic Development Authority. It is not directly related to the Department of Trade and Industry. However, being both a government agency, we are in cooperation in the formulation of policies related to trade.

TC and DTI are members of the Tariff and Related Matters Committee, an interagency committee deliberating on tariff and trade matters.
# Pawiz Khairi Abdulla 2017-05-13 18:16
Sealed Lead Acid Battery
# TC 2017-05-24 14:58
Sealed Lead Acid Battery: 8507.10
# Jonette mr david 2017-04-22 17:53
Hi! I want to know the tariff schedule for a mirrorless camera canon eos m3 made in japan? Thank you
# TC 2017-04-24 15:57
Essentially complete camera is considered as complete camera using Rule 2 of the General Interpretative Rule (GIR) of Classification of the Harmonized System (HS). If it is a digital camera it is classifiable under subheading 8525.80.50 with an MFN rate of duty of zero.
# RONNIE 2017-04-19 14:23
HELLO!
Hs code for cable box and satellite cable.
# TC 2017-04-24 15:58
For the Commission to be able to classify the cable box and sattelite cable, additional information on the technical specification (i.e. rating of the cable, and specifications of the cable box etc.) and the component usage and feature of the cable box is needed
# Francisco Casio Mat 2017-04-09 23:25
What is the tariff rate for metal caskets? 82.02
# TC 2017-04-24 15:58
Additional information on its material components is needed for the Commission to determine its classification.
# Kevin 2017-04-02 03:00
does anyone have the tariff schedule on security or CCTV systems
# TC 2017-04-04 11:52
Security/CCTV surveillance system is classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8528.59.

You may also visit the Philippine Tariff (PTF) to check the coverage of the said subheading and you may be able to determine the 8-digit code.
# Jannsen 2017-03-20 08:46
May I know the correct HS code for the charge air cooler for engine in the Philippines.
# TC 2017-03-23 14:09
Air cooler for engine is classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8709.99.

You can also visit the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) to check the coverage of the said subheading and you may be able to determine the 8-digit code.
# Armand 2017-01-23 12:46
Hello! Just wanted to ask how/ where can I ask for tariff for different countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia. Thank you!
# TC 2017-01-23 16:45
The rates of duty applicable for imports at Indonesia and Malaysia can be viewed at the ASEAN Secretariat website: www.asean.org. For ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement rates. The MFN rates can be viewed at WTO website. You may also search for Tariff Map, where you may need to register but this is for free.
# Leah abriz 2017-01-19 11:50
Hs code for solar roof mounting kit
# TC 2017-01-20 10:25
We need information on the components of the kit including function and material.
# lloyd 2017-01-14 15:26
the polycarbonate i am referring to are in sheets.
# TC 2017-01-18 10:34
The polycarbonate sheets are classifiable under 3916.90.99, with a rate of duty of 15% ad valorem.
# lloyd 2017-01-12 14:40
good pm. may i know the classification and tariff rate of polycarbonate used in ID cards?
# TC 2017-01-13 14:10
May we know first the form of polycarbonate you are referring to? Is it in pellet form or in plates or sheets? This is essential in the classification.
# dane 2016-08-24 11:23
would like to know the correct HS Code for Ibuprofen micron grades. ty
# TC 2016-08-24 16:12
We received your email dated 24 August 2016 inquiring about classification of the same article. It is currently being studied by the specialist.

Thank you.
# Tess 2016-08-16 14:22
Kindly explain in quota and out quota for meat. Thanks
# TC 2016-08-16 15:46
In-quota is when the volume of importation is within the quota allocated by DA to importers for the year. Out-quota is when the volume of importation exceeded the allocation allowed by DA. The quota allocation is applied for before the end of the year through the Minimum Access Volume (MAV) Secretariat which is applicable for the following year.
# ESHEN HUNG 2016-08-10 13:39
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AHTN OF FROZEN DUMPLINGS. THANK YOU
# TC 2016-08-10 15:10
Please be informed that in order for the Commission to properly classify the product, kindly submit complete ingredient in percent by weight.
# ARNIE 2016-04-09 15:30
if i buy online a bicycle from Europe (ex-China) may taxes po ba iyon? even for personal use? how much?
lahat po ba ang online purchase overseas need ng clearance din.
Salamat po
# TC 2016-08-06 19:09
“Bicycle” is classifiable in the 2012 AHTN under the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines heading 87.12

Please refer to the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) for the structure.

As per the tax computations, you can visit the Bureau of Customs Tax Calculator customs.gov.ph/ tax-calculator/ , for other inquiries you can send email at helpdesk2@customs.gov.ph; boc.cares@customs.gov.ph.
# Lucille A. 2016-04-07 12:57
would like to know AHTN code for pork cutting fat, pork riblets and pork loin ribs. origin of these items are from Spain.
# TC 2016-08-06 19:08
Subject articles are classifiable in the 2012 AHTN under the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines headings:

Frozen Pork Riblets 0203.29.00E in-quota
0203.29.00F out-quota
Frozen Pork Loin Ribs 0203.29.00E in-quota
0203.29.00F out-quota
Frozen Pork Cutting Fat (free of lean meat) – 0206.30.00
Frozen Pork Cutting Fat (with layers of meat) – 02.03 (depending on the part from where it is cut)

Please refer to the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) for the structure.
# da 2016-03-21 10:37
I have a question regarding Direct consignment under ACFTA is there any memo or IRR regarding direct consignment through a non-party? is it applicable if goods from China first ship to Hongkong before to the PH? What situation/examp le under direct consignment rule justifies the geographical reason .TY TC
# TC 2016-03-29 10:40
Direct consignment is a condition that is required to avail of the preferential rate in the ACFTA, which is embodied in Annex 3 (Rules of Origin for the ACFTA) of the Agreement.

Shipment from China which involves transit through Hongkong may be considered a direct consignment with or without transshipment or temporary storage in such countries, provided that: (i) the transit entry is justified for geographical reason or by consideration related exclusively to transport requirements; (ii) the products have not entered into trade or consumption there; and (iii) the products have not undergone any operation there other than unloading and reloading or any operation required to keep them in good condition.
# Zenaida Figura 2016-03-15 10:55
Hi TC,

We have import from India, item description below.

Matl: Spareage Seal, O-Ring NBR Viton 60 shore
Size: ID 520 x C/S 8mm

Just want to know the HS Code and the duty rate required for this particular item.

Thank you.
# TC 2016-03-22 14:57
"Spareage Seal, O-Ring NBR Viton 60 shore" is classifiable in the 2012 AHTN Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines subheading 4016.93.

Please refer to the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) for the AIFTA rates.
# Chery 2016-03-14 15:53
Good afternoon sir,maam.
What is the correct ahtn code of deformed steel bar?
# TC 2016-03-22 14:59
Deformed steel bars are classifiable in the 2012 AHTN Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP), heading nos. 72.13 and 72.28, depending on their chemical composition.
# Dione 2016-03-14 14:15
I would like to know the AHTN code for wired IP Phones as we are about to import them from China. Thank you!
# TC 2016-03-22 15:01
Wired IP phones is classifiable in the 2012 AHTN Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines subheading 8517.18.00.

Please refer to the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) for the ACFTA rates.
# lurile 2016-03-11 15:14
good day!would like to inquire the shipment of pet chips why is it that it has rate of duty 5% even though it has form acfta? it should be 0% rate of duty.is there any explanation on this matter for clarification.
# TC 2016-03-22 15:04
PET chips are classifiable in the 2012 AHTN Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines heading 3907.60

Please refer to the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) for the ACFTA reciprocal rates.
# DANE 2016-02-23 14:10
would like to inquire, we had importation of di-ammonium Phosphate last year under HS CODE 3105.30.00 with form E(ACFTA) it was under Zero duty that time. Now, we have importation again with the same commodity and HS code and with form E. why is it that it is under 3 percent now? is there any memorandum for this changes? thank you!
# TC 2016-03-04 09:28
This is to confirm that diammonium phosphate is classifiable under 3105.30.00 of the AHTN 2012 TCCP with ACFTA rate of duty of 3% ad valorem. Please refer to E.O. 618 (s. 2007) (tariffcommission.gov.ph/.../.. .) for reciprocal tariff treatment on tariff lines included in the Highly Sensitive List (HSL) of parties to the ACFTA. In the case of China, subject article is included in their HSL (see Appendix 2, p. 10, item #32).
# JOSEPH 2016-02-17 14:09
I would like to ask what is the rate of duty for french fries, and their's an E.O. for the said article.
# TC 2016-03-15 10:20
French fries, if frozen, is classifiable under 2004.10.00 of the AHTN 2012 Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP) with a rate of duty of zero under EO 190. If granulated potatoes suitable for french fries, it is classifiable under 2005.20 with MFN rate of duty of 7%.

Please refer to the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) for MFN and FTA rates.
# Gary Brown 2016-02-14 09:00
I m looking at importing refurbished lap tops from the USA for resale. What are the applicable import tariff codes and taxes /fees i should expect?
# TC 2016-02-24 09:01
Regarding your queries, laptops are classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8471.30.20 with Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate of duty of zero.

For other taxes and fees, you may inquire from the Bureau of Customs at the following emails: helpdesk2@customs.gov.ph and commissionerboc@gmail.com
# Lucille A. 2016-02-12 12:39
we have an importation beef bone in short ribs via airfreight coming from New Zealand. We have the aanzfta, we know that freight charges are very expensive, i would like to confirm, regardless of the high cost freight for as long the we have the aanzfta we can avail the zero duties for this airshpment? Incoterm indicated in the invoice is CIF. Please reply asap. shipment will arriving on monday. thanks
# Lucille A. 2016-02-12 12:10
For importation of Chicken from the US - i would like to know we will still pay for the safeguard duty?
# Lucille A. 2016-02-12 12:06
I would like to request copy of memorandum that importation of beef from europe are duty free? thanks
# TC 2016-03-15 10:29
Beef with bones and beef bones with adhering meat is classifiable under 0202.20.00, Boneless beef is in 0202.30.00. Both have an MFN rate of duty of 10% ad valorem, which is applicable for imports from Europe. The AANZFTA rate for both subheadings is zero, subject to submission of Certificate of Origin CO Form AANZ. Meat of chicken, on the other hand is classifiable under 02.07 with MFN rate of duty of 40% ad valorem. For more information on safeguard duty, please direct your question to the Dept. of Agriculture (DA).
# Hamia 2016-02-11 22:05
Hi! May i know where to classify coke soft drink bottles?
# Hamia 2016-02-11 22:04
Hi! Where can i classify Frozen Pork Buns (Siopao)?
# TC 2016-03-15 10:25
Plastic soft drink bottles are classifiable under 3923.30.90 of the AHTN 2012 TCCP. If made of glass, it is under 7010.90.90. On the other hand, frozen pork buns are classifiable under 1602.42.90, if having 20% or more, by weight, of pork.
# Ryan L. Carillo 2016-02-11 20:26
Good evening, I would like to ask if you have issued a new TCCP Volume 1 for this 2016?thank you
# TC 2016-03-15 10:13
The latest edition of the TCCP Vol. 1 is 2015.
# gerald 2016-02-07 09:35
may i know the tariff code for stainless steel wire spools
# TC 2016-02-11 11:11
Stainless steel spools are classifiable under subheading 7326.90.99 of the 2012 ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP) with a Most Favoured Nation rate of duty of 15%.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official ruling of the Commission under the purview of of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP). Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, please visit our website (www.tariffcommission.gov.ph).
# Lucille A. 2016-02-04 16:26
i would like to confirm if this true. importation from the US of frozen meat of swine, beef, chicken and french fries are duty free? if this is true i would like to request a copy of memorandum. thanks
# TC 2016-02-10 10:04
The TPP Agreement where the US is a party and the Philippines contemplating in joining, is still underway. Hence, for the meanwhile, importation from the US will be levied the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate of duty. For meat of swine (pork) the in-quota MFN rate (if you have a quota allocation issued by the Department of Agriculture) is 30% ad valorem, while the out-quota rate is 40%. For meat of bovine (beef) it is 10%. For chicken meat, 40%, except for the mechanically deboned meat of chicken, 5%. For French fries it is zero.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Sec. 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP). Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, please visit our website (www.tariffcommission.gov.ph).
# Antonie Vos 2016-02-03 19:14
Hi we plan to import several different items from China. The first item is a small rock crusher and later in the year solar panels and associated equipment. We will use these materials and equipment to build our private house. This however means that we have several imports in one year. The customs in our port however tell us that we can only have a once a year import license for a private person and that multiple imports in one year is only allowed for a business or corporation. This looks strange to me. What are the requirements for a private person to import multiple items for private use in one year.
Regards,
Antonie Vos
# TC 2016-02-10 10:19
Please be informed that the rock crusher is classifiable under subheading 8474.20.11 of the 2012 ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP) with an MFN duty of 5% and applicable ASEAN China Free Trade AREA (ACFTA) rate of duty of zero, subject to submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form E. The solar panels on the other hand is classifiable under 8541.40 of the same Code with an MFN duty of zero, even without the CO Form E. To obtain information on the other equipment, you have to specify them.

As to requirements for importers, please refer your questions to either the Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue or the Bureau of Import Services (of the Department of Trade and Industry).
# chris M. 2016-01-20 11:05
Hi T.C. MAY I ASK THE TARIFF CODE FOR KITCHEN UTENSILS AND SEASONING FROM JAPAN. THANK YOU!
# TC 2016-01-28 13:16
Regarding your queries, these articles are classifiable in the 2012 AHTN under the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines as shown below:

Kitchen Utensils - 82.15
Seasoning - 21.03

Please refer to the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) for the PJEPA and AJCEPA rates.
# Nida Rynne 2016-01-07 13:07
Hi, we intend to order 1 liter size stand up pouches from china amounting to USD2600, do we have to pay import duties on this? Thanks
# TC 2016-01-12 16:14
Yes, you will have to pay import duties for the products you imported. The duty payable will depend on the classification of the product you are importing under the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines. Classification will depend on the properties and specification of the products.

Should you want to know the classification of the product, please submit the technical information on the product, such as its composition and thickness of each layer.
# Asim Shah 2015-12-27 06:06
I am planning to open a german austrian bakery in the Philippines for that case i need to import special kinds of rye flour, wheat flour and yeast. What are the percentage rate duties on that?
# TC 2016-01-06 16:21
Rye flour, wheat flour and yeast are classifiable under AHTN subheadings 1102.90.20, 1101.00.10 and 2102.10.00/2102 .20.00 (active/inactiv e yeast) respectively, with corresponding rate of duty of 7%, 7% and 3% ad valorem rates of duty.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a of the TCCP, as amended. Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, please visit tariffcommission.gov.ph/.../.. ..
# LEIDIE ORLANDA 2015-12-21 09:55
HI,

GOOD DAY!

can you please advise the AHTN code & rate of duty for instant coffee mix 3 in 1 and drip coffee and what does the in-quota and out-quota means.

Appreciate for your kind assistance
# TC 2016-01-06 16:26
Instant coffee mix 3 in 1 and drip coffee (brewed coffee) are classifiable under AHTN subheadings 2101.12.90A/210 1.12.90B (In-Quota/Out-Q uota) and 2101.11.90A/210 1.11.90B (In-Quota/Out-Q uota), respectively with 30%/45% ad valorem rates of duty. With regards to the in-quota and out-quota, we refer you to the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the Minimum Access Volume (MAV) that sets the quota.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a of the TCCP, as amended. Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, please visit tariffcommission.gov.ph/.../.. ..
# HANNAH 2015-12-07 16:17
HI T.C, MAY I ASK THE TARIFF CODE FOR CONVEYOR MACHINE AND SILO MACHINE. THANK YOU!
# TC 2015-12-28 15:31
Regarding your queries, these articles are classifiable in the 2012 AHTN Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines as shown below:

Conveyor Machine - 84.28
Silo (Prefabricated) - 94.06
I.T. & Telecom equipment parts - 8517.70
Computer parts and accessories - 8471; 84.73
Mobile phone parts and accessories - 8517.70
# HANNAH 2015-12-07 16:16
HI T.C MAY I ASK THE TARIFF CODE FOR USED I.T & TELECOM EQUIPMENT PARTS. USED COMPUTER PARTS AND ACCESSORIES. AND LAST USED MOBILE PHONE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES. THANK YOU!
# Monet Ungco 2015-11-29 09:23
I sent my high-end coffee maker to Japan for repair. I purchased this item here in Manila 3 months ago. Upon return/after repair, it was shipped back to me be in Manila. Customs imposed a 30% duty on the COST OF REPAIR + COST OF FREIGHT + COST OF INSURANCE. In your website, I read in the TCCP that the basis for duty should only be the COST OF REPAIR. Which is the correct computation please.
# TC 2015-12-14 09:41
Please be informed that the Tariff Commission is concerned only on tariff classification with its corresponding rates of duty. Regarding computations for importation, the BOC, is in a much better position to answer said query, and you can reach them at:

Email: helpdesk2@customs.gov.ph / commissionerboc@gmail.com
Website: customs.gov.ph/tax-calculator/

Regarding your queries, these articles are classifiable in the 2012 AHTN under the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines as shown below:

Classification / Product MFN PJEPA* AJCEPA*

8516.71.00 Coffee Maker 3 0 0
8215.99.00 Laptop 0 0 0

*subject to submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form "PJ" or "AJ".

For consideration.
# Monet Ungco 2015-11-25 12:32
If I send to Japan, for example, my laptop for repair. When it re-enters MNL, what is the TCCP ruling? The import duty is 30% of the cost of repair or 30% of the cost of repair + freight cost + insurance?
# Stephanie 2015-11-02 12:54
Dear sir/madam,
I am Stephanie, working for IntegrationPoin t in Malaysia,
I have one query on Unit of measure of Philippines Tariff I would like to have your assistance.
I searched on your website www.tariffcommission.gov.ph, I can find the whole Tariff HS codes but I can not find the unit of measure of each HS code. For example, if a company in Philippines wants to import live animal, should they declare the item with "kg" or "ton" or "unit"... Please help provide the source where I can find this data.
Thank you very much and have a great day!
Stephanie.
# TC 2015-11-12 15:08
This refers to your e-mail inquiring about the unit of measure in the Philippines on imported products, whether "kg" or "ton" or "unit".

The unit of measure used depends on the type of commodity. You may inquire from the Philippine Statistics Authority at www.psa.gov.ph for the unit of measure used for the commodity of your interest.
# Carlos Miranda 2015-10-05 14:34
I wish to import stainless chairs, tables utensils and other stainless house accessories from Vietnam, can you tell me which classification it was belong and the required tariff that our government will impose?
# TC 2015-10-14 13:13
Please be informed that the Tariff Commission is concerned only on tariff classification with the corresponding rates of duty. Regarding importation, regulations and requirements, contact the BIS under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). You can reach them at:

Email: bisifd@dti.gov.ph
Website: dti.gov.ph/.../....

Regarding stainless steel household articles, these articles are classifiable in the 2012 AHTN under the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines as shown below:

2015 Rate of Duty (%)

Classification / Product / MFN / ATIGA

7323.93 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of stainless steel; etc. 15 0
8215.99.00 Spoons, forks, etc. 15 0
9403.20 Other metal furniture 15 0
# Carlos Miranda 2015-10-05 14:06
I keep round and round and all I can read was laws..., can't we not be particular to serve the need. Example: I want to import..., vehicle, I need a tab to just type the vehicle and the system should just lead me to some link asking, what type..., where will come.., the importing requirements(el igible to import) and the corresponding tariff or duties/quantiti es etc. If there are something that has precautionary measures in importing the said product or materials..., it should be noted with the corresponding link on laws concerning the items. I hope when I visit back these web page, I can immediately know the process that I need to undertake and the budget that I need to have.
# Mark 2015-09-30 11:23
Do you have an API or a database or just even an excel file that contains the AHTN, description, and rate that we can download or use? Thanks.
# TC 2015-10-05 14:16
Please be informed that the AHTN, descriptions, and rates of duty are available as a reference through the Philippine Tariff Commission website htto://tariffcommission.gov.ph/tariff-book.

For consideration.
# Zosimo Ladao 2015-09-17 20:55
Now that 2012 AHTN removed 8525.80.20.100 for Digital Camera, what HS Code should we use to import Digital camera with Video recording functionality?
Pls reply. Thank you
# TC 2015-09-24 09:48
Digital camera with video recording functionality is classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8525.80.50, with Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate of duty of zero.

The above information is merely informative and should not be construed as an official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Sec. 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.
# Aldrine Leocadio 2015-08-29 01:02
Good day! Our relative, residing in Japan, sent us a gift parcel containing a children's school bag, 1 pack of a pencil case and a towel. Is it correct if we use MFN and the AHTN codes are: 4202.12.19; 9609.90.30; 4818.20.00? Thank you
# TC 2015-09-18 17:23
Children's school bag is classifiable under 2012 AHTN 4202.12.19; towel, of terry towelling, cotton in 6302.60.00. Pencil cases, however, are classified under AHTN subheading 4202.90 series, depending on their material component.

The above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official ruling under the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code, as amended.
# Meng Domingo 2015-08-26 11:35
I recently purchased soap from Singapore. This are strictly for personal usage What are the applicable duties and taxes? Or how do I compute the applicable duties and taxes. Thanks
# TC 2015-09-18 17:24
Soap (presumably bath soap), in commercial quantities, is classifiable under subheading 3401.11.20 of the 2012 AHTN Tariff and Customs Code with MFN rate of 10% ad valorem.

For computation of duties and taxes, please refer to customs.gov.ph/preferences/tax-computation.

The above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official ruling under the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code, as amended.
# Kharen de Guzman 2015-08-25 14:29
Good day. I ordered cellphone/mobil e phone accessories (cover case and charger), total of 8 items but less than P2,000.00. Do I still have to pay?
# TC 2015-09-08 09:50
Cellphones are classified under 2012 AHTN subheading No. 8517.11.00 while battery chargers for cellphones are classified under 2012 AHTN subheading No. 8504.40.19, both with zero MFN rate of duty. The Bureau of Customs will assess a value added tax and processing fees.
# antonio c. manuel 2015-08-23 18:29
any one can help me on the procedure in product importation on porcelain tiles or importation of tiles..i really need this for my job interview..hopi ng some one to help on what particular subject to study coz i need this asap..hoping for reply..thanks
# TC 2015-08-26 08:50
Ceramic tiles are classified, depending on whether or not these are glazed, under headings 69.07 or 69.08 with MFN rate of 10% ad valorem. For the applicable preferential tariffs, please visit the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) at finder.tariffcommission.gov.ph

Ceramic tiles whether locally manufactured or imported must comply with the Philippine National Standard (PNS). For imported ceramic tiles, you need to secure an import commodity clearance from the Bureau of Products Standard (BPS) prior to importation.

For details on the procedure in lodging import entries, please direct your query to the BOC-Formal Entry Division of the port where your shipment will arrive.
# antonio c. manuel 2015-08-23 18:24
gud day i want to ask help regarding procedure in product importation of porcelain tiles coz i need it asap for my final interview on a job..its a big help if yoiu can give the possible thing to give some details in importation of ceramic tiles..hope you can help on particular subject to study in this site..thanks..
# RHODA 2015-08-20 12:15
Dear Maa'm/Sir,

What calculator to be use on Board Exam for LCBE

Thanks po
# TC 2015-08-26 08:54
Please direct your query to the Office of the Board of Examiners for Customs Brokers. The Chairman of the Tariff Commission is not a member of the Board of Examiners.
# Sumit Arora 2015-08-19 15:45
What is the base rate for 3817.00.00 for import into Philippines ?
# TC 2015-08-26 08:55
Mixed alkynbenzenes and mixed alkynapthalenes classified under the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) 3817.00.00 are levied an MFN duty of 1% ad valorem.
# joel atienza 2015-08-18 15:14
Quoting K:
Is there a tariff rate for bottles of shampoo and conditioner?

What if the BOC rate on their file is not yet updated on ACFTA, Can we use this information to show the correct tariff rate
# TC 2015-08-26 08:57
You can cite our reply to your earlier query. Please note, however, that products originating from China classified under subheading AHTN 3923.30.90 are levied a 15% ACFTA duty accompanied with the submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form E.
# David Siow 2015-08-18 14:50
Given this HS code 85176251, how to determine if the product requires National Telecom Commission (NTC) certificate? thank you.
# TC 2015-08-26 09:02
Based on the "Users Guide to the BOC Regulated Imports List" posted at the Bureau of Customs homepage (customs.gov.ph/) wireless data network (Wdn) which includes devices with GSM/WLAN/Blueto oth of various frequency range require a permit to import from NTC. Please contact said regulatory agency for confirmation.
# Heinrich 2015-08-17 17:16
What is the Tariff Heading of Elevator belt? Previously it is covered by ACFTA. Now when we lodge a customs entry it is not covered ACFTA. What is the new E.O. or CMO covered.
# TC 2015-08-26 09:04
Please indicate the subheading No. where you declare your imports in order for us to verify your claim. Also, you need to provide us a description and material composition of said elevator belting to confirm its tariff classification.
# K 2015-08-10 18:46
Is there a tariff rate for bottles of shampoo and conditioner?
# TC 2015-08-12 16:33
Empty bottles for shampoo and hair conditioner, if made of plastic, are classified under 2012 AHTN subheading no. 3923.30.90 with MFN rate of 15%. Preferential tariff, if any, depends on country of origin and subject to submission of the appropriate Certificate of Origin (CO) form.
# RS 2015-08-06 05:55
Good day sir, Madame,
I would like to know how much is the tariff if I wanted to import a tractor head for the transport of sea containers. The tractor head can be shipped from europe. Moreover are there any other costs to be paid upon import or just the customs duties?

Would apreciate your feedback. thanks
# TC 2015-08-12 10:23
CBU tractor head from Europe are classified under 2012 AHTN subheading No. 8701.20.90 with MFN rate of 3% ad valorem.

For the computation of other duties and taxes please visit the Bureau of Customs website at customs.gov.ph/tax-computation.
# avelinaconstantino 2015-08-03 13:49
Hi ask po whats the tariff code of mobile concrete batching plant please reply thanks
# TC 2015-08-06 11:46
Mobile concrete batching plant is classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8705.90.90 with Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate of duty of 3% ad valorem.

The above information is merely informative and should not be construed as an official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Sec. 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.
# avelinaconstantino 2015-08-03 13:04
good day may I inquire the classification and the rate of duty forfreightliner fl-70 s axl truck 33,000.00 lbs vin 1fv6hfaa1pl7099 52 please reply thanks a lot
# TC 2015-08-06 11:43
Freightliner FL70 truck with gross vehicle weight of 33000 lbs (14968 kg), depending on its engine whether compression-ign ition or spark-ignition, is classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8704.22.59 or 8704.32.49, respectively, with Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate of duty of 20% ad valorem.

The above information is merely informative and should not be construed as an official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Sec. 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.
# Dennis B. Bardon 2015-08-03 11:31
Hi ma'am/sir,

May i know the tariff classification for art paper 80gsm and 76mic PP Synthetic Paper.

Thanks

Dennis
# TC 2015-08-06 11:39
Art paper are classifiable in 2012 AHTN heading 4810.14. For synthetic paper, please submit technical brochure describing the product.

The above classification is merely informative and does not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.
# Karen V 2015-07-28 12:54
May I know the tariff rate of one bag. The AHTN Code is:42.02.

Thank you.
# TC 2015-08-05 14:45
Bags classified under heading 42.02 are levied an MFN rate of 15% ad valorem.
# simplyen 2015-07-28 12:52
Good day!

I have ordered a bag from China and it has not yet arrived. According to the merchant, I should check with the BOC since it is still there. May I know the tariff rate of one (1) bag. I checked that it has an AHTN Code of 42.02. Hoping for your response. Thank you
# TC 2015-08-05 14:49
Bags classified under heading 42.02 are levied an MFN rate of 15% ad valorem and zero duty under the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA), subject to the submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form E.
# avelinaconstantino 2015-07-27 11:18
07.27.2015

Dear Madam,

Can I ask the correct classification of air-cooled package units please reply.

Thanks,

Belen
# TC 2015-07-29 09:36
Dunham-Bush Air-Cooled Package Units, depending on their output capacity, are classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8415.82.91 or 8415.82.99, with Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate of duty of 15% ad valorem.

Please be informed further that the above information is merely informative and should not be construed as an official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Sec. 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.
# avelinaconstantino 2015-07-27 10:45
Good day ! This is to inquire the correct classification and the rate of duty of the goods AIR-COOLED PACKAGE UNITS supplied by DUNHAM-BUSH please reply thanks Belen
# Mae Fernandez 2015-07-21 22:51
good day TC what is the AHTN CODE of NUTREN OPTIMUM (VANILLA FLAVOURED) 250g?
# TC 2015-07-28 08:28
Subject article is classifiable under AHTN subheading 2106.90.99 with MFN rate of 7% ad valorem. This classification is merely informative and does not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP).
# lawrence 2015-07-20 18:51
may i know the right tarrif code for a wrist watch. i already try to find it and came up with 91.01 but they did not have any info about the right MFN
# TC 2015-07-28 08:30
Wrist watches are classified under 2012 HS heading Nos. 91.01 or 91.02 depending on whether or not the case is made of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal. Both headings are levied a 5% MFN rate.
# York 2015-07-16 17:02
Good Day.

Could teach me how to check the VAT and Consumer tax ?
Product Information as below,

Name: TURNED EDGE BINDER
Unit price: USD1.46
49019900
# TC 2015-07-28 08:31
For the computation of duties and taxes, including VAT, please refer to the Bureau of Customs website at customs.gov.ph/tax-computation.
# York 2015-07-16 16:51
Hi TC,

I've some paper-box import to Philippine by 20GP or 40HQ,the Hs code is 49019900,produc t name: TURNED EDGE BINDER.Could I know the Consumer tax and VAT ?
# TC 2015-07-28 08:35
Turned Edge Binders are classifiable under 2012 subheading 4820.30.00 with a rate of duty of 10% ad valorem. The above classification is merely informative and does not fall under the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP).
# Darren 2015-07-16 14:08
Hi TC
We have a shipment of PET Shrink Film from Korea. Our supplier have applied for a Form AK but the h.s. code (3926.90.39 - Labels and Tags) on it is not aligned with our h.s. code. (3926.90.39 - Other hygienic, medical and surgical articles). My question is what should be the correct classification of this item, PET Shrink Film in our AHTN?
# TC 2015-07-28 08:36
Plain PET shrink film are classifiable in 2012 AHTN subheading 3920.62.00 with MFN and AKFTA rate of 7% ad valorem.
# Kenji Simeon 2015-07-15 22:55
Hello TC..


what should be the right classification for "vesconite extruded plate" (per invoice declaration).

2nd is for Vesconite Marine Bearing and bushings, what should be its classification? as per actual examination.

BADLY NEED YOUR OPINION.

Thank you TC.. more power.
# TC 2015-07-23 11:16
Based on available literature from the web, VESCONITE is a special material compounded from an advance engineering thermoplastic formulated for low friction, long life bearing applications.

Depending on the plastic resin used, subject articles are classifiable under heading 3920 or 39.21 for the extruded plates being without or with combined/reinfo rced with other materials. On the other hand, marine bearing and bushings are classifiable under subheading 3926.90.59 with Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate of duty of 15% ad valorem.

The above classifications are merely informative and do not fall under the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our website, www.tariffcommission.gov.ph for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# bokeh 2015-07-10 09:25
Hello TC

What are the tariffs/customs tax for ordering camera equipment (digital camera, SLR, memory cards etc.) from Hong Kong/China? According to the tariff finder there is 0% until 2018 on MFN/ACFTA. Is this correct? What should I do if a customs officer or DHL demand a fee?

Appreciate your help
Thank you
# TC 2015-07-15 11:59
Digital cameras fall under 2012 ATHN subheading No. 8525.80.50 with MFN of zero; SLR for roll film not exceeding 35mm under subheading No. 9006.51.00 with MFN of 5% ad valorem; unrecorded memory cards under subheading 8523.51.19 with MFN of zero. You need to identify the other camera equipment to determine their proper classifications . The above classifications are merely informative and do not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the AHTN Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.

Please note that the abovementioned products originating from China can avail of the zero preferential tariffs, subject to submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form E. Products with invoice from Hong Kong but originating from China (third Party Invoicing) as evidenced by a CO Form E are also entitled to the preferential tariff under ACFTA.

To compute the total duties and other taxes, including VAT, please visit the Bureau of Customs website at customs.gov.ph/tax-computation. This is the basis of the amount to be levied on your imports.
# DARELL RIVERA 2015-07-09 08:46
Greetings !

May we know the tariff heading for BED HEAD UNIT?
# TC 2015-07-10 14:41
Bed head units (wall/ceiling mounted units aimed particularly at intensive care units where patient care requires a suitable number of energy and medical gas units) are classifiable under 2012 AHTN Code 9402.90.10 with an MFN rate of 3% ad valorem.

The above classification is merely informative and does not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.
# stephen canfield 2015-07-07 13:15
Good day and thank you for your previous helpful replies. I have another item which I am interested in importing from china under ACFTA. The item is PVC or uPVC roofing sheets similar to this ... yhrooftile.en.alibaba.com/.../ ... ... thank you
# TC 2015-07-10 14:50
If the PVC later is the essential component of the 3-layer plastic roofing sheets, subject articles are classifiable under 2012 AHTN Code 3921.12.00 with MFN rate of 15% ad valorem and ACFTA rate of zero, subject to submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form E.

The above classification is merely informative and does not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.
# Juliet 2015-07-07 11:32
Hi!
I am planning on buying a 3D printer from netherlands total cost including shipping is around 2500 euros.
How much do I pay for taxes when it arrives here? This is via FEDEX shipping.
Thank you
# TC 2015-07-10 14:58
Depending on the material worked on three-dimension al (3D) or additive printers are classifiable under 2012 AHTN Code 8477.80.39 or 8479.89.30 with MFN rate of 1% ad valorem.

The above classification is merely informative and does not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.
# Arjen 2015-07-06 16:07
HI TC, What is the commodity code for Built-in Oven like la germania? Thank you
# TC 2015-07-09 09:38
Subject oven is classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8516.60.90 with Most-Favoured-N ation (MFN) rate of 7% ad valorem. The above classification is merely informative and does not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the AHTN Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP), as amended.
# Arjen 2015-07-06 16:05
Hi TC, what is the commodity code for Built-in Oven? Thank you...
# jayson batara 2015-07-06 12:02
hi tc,

the item listed has tariff heading of 87029099 Motor vehicles left hand drive and converted to right hand drive, can we export to Right Hand Drive ASEAN Countries and avail 0 FTA? Thank you
# TC 2015-07-09 09:42
To avail of a zero tariff under ATIGA, products classifiable under AHTN 8702.90.99, as entered in the importing Party, must be accompanied by a Certificate of Origin (CO) Form D duly issued by the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

To confirm if the domestic laws of both exporting (Philippines) and importing Party allow the exportation and importation of subject article, respectively, please contact the Export Division of the BOC.
# jayson batara 2015-07-06 11:59
The HS CODE is 87029099, can we export and avail the FTA for ASEAN Right Hand Drive Countries?
# Mariel 2015-07-02 18:18
Hi TC, is hotel toiletries such us soap, shampoo, body lotion, conditioner, shower gel can avail ACFTA? thanks!
# TC 2015-07-03 13:29
The products listed are classifiable under the following AHTN 2012 Codes: 3401.11.20 (bath soap in bar); 3305.10.90 (shampoo); 3304.99.30 (body lotion); 3305.90.00 (hair conditioner); and 3401.30.00 or 3307.30.00 (shower gel). These are all categorized under the Normal Track (NT) of both the Philippines and China, hence, the applicable ACFTA rate is zero subject to the submission of proper Certificate of Origin (CO) Form E.
# jeszeric 2015-07-01 11:48
good morning,ask for the correct tarriff heading for extension cord? thank
you
# jeszeric 2015-07-01 11:44
good morning,what is the correct tariff heading for extension cord ? tnx
# TC 2015-07-02 16:55
Extension cord (a length of flexible electrical cable with a plug on one end and one or more sockets on the other end) are classifiable under AHTN subheading 8544.42.[90] series with an MFN rate of duty of 7% ad valorem. If subject article originates from any of our Free Trade Area (FTA) partner, please visit the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) to determine the preferential tariff your import may be entitled to.

The above classification is merely informative and does not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code.
# RJ 2015-06-24 17:12
Hi TC,
What are the codes for the ff. steel products: Wire rods,Bars,wires ,plates, GI sheets,tinplate s, and pipe and tubes. Thanks.
# TC 2015-07-02 14:20
Assuming that your products of interest are made of non-alloy steel, these are classifiable under heading 72.13 for wire rods; 72.14 for bars, 72.17 for wires, 72.08 and 72.11.1 for hot-rolled plates, 72.10.4 and 7212.30 for hot-dipped G.I. sheets; 7210.1 and 7212.10 for tinplates, and 73.06 for small diameter welded pipes and tubes. To determine the 8-digit code, you need to submit to this Office the technical brochures of said products.

You can also visit the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF)to check the coverage of each heading mentioned above and you may be able to determine the 8-digit codes.
# Albert Uy 2015-06-13 11:31
To Tariff Commission,
I would like to call your attention with regard to our importation of small hand held equipment for our factory use here in the Phil. from New Zealand. Sometimes this year 2015 we bought this tools for our meat processing Co. fr IBEX Industries Limited new Zealand. They were very accommodating in all the required document under the AANZFTA Treaty, however one particular problem that we have encountered is that they sent us CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN in PDF Form, We printed it here and presented to our Customs for the release & lower or no taxes at all. To our surprise our customs refuse to accept the printed PDF CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN from New Zealand. The Customs wanted ORIGINAL Certificate to which our New Zealand supplier was surprised. Because they never issue original Certificate but only Certificate in PDF Form, for us to immediately print here in the Phil. We take this matter back to New Zealand, and a letter from the issuing Authority of New Zealand clarify that they don't issue original Certificate, But only in PDF Printed form, for the convenient of the importer.May we have some official standing on such document so that all country customs offices involve in AANZFTA can have an official policy, to avoid shipment being held up at customs warehouse due to document related matter. We understand the need to have original document to prevent abuse, But if country like NZ does not issue original document what shall we do?We decided to pay impt. tax.
# TC 2015-06-22 14:13
Based on feedback from our personnel detailed at the Port of Manila, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) accepts Certificate of Origin (CO) From AANZ transmitted electronically from Australia/New Zealand as these CO are further checked for authenticity. You are advised to contact the Preferential Rate Unit (PRU) of BOC at the Port of Manila or at the ports where your shipment arrived.
# stephen canfield 2015-06-07 16:59
Hello and thank you for the response, it was very helpful. There is one more item to be included with my solar power system called a "pv array box" or "pv combiner". I have tried many searches in the tariff finder but can't find it. Could you please advise which AHTN code this falls under for ACFTA?
# TC 2015-06-09 11:49
A combiner box is an electrical component for combining and housing the wiring coming from solar panels. Subject article is classifiable under 2012 AHTN Code 8537.10.99 with an MFN and ACFTA rate of duty of 5% and zero, respectively.

The above classification is merely informative and does not fall under the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our website, www.tariffcommission.gov.ph for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# Jade 2015-06-05 11:35
Hi there,

I would like to check the tariff rate of frozen processed food in Philippines.
From the data, it stated 40% or 5% for sausages, while it will be taxed at 40% if out of quota.

Can you explain to me what does it mean?

Regards
Jade
# TC 2015-06-09 11:53
Please refer to our letter (Ref. No. 15-0934) dated 09 June 2015 sent through your email.
# Jade 2015-06-05 10:09
Hi there,

May i know what is the tariff rate of Frozen Processed Food in Phillipines (made in Brazil).

Thanks!
# TC 2015-06-08 14:15
Products imported from Brazil are levied the MFN rates of duty. The rates of duty will depend on the tariff classification of products. You may search the rates of duty of products, including frozen processed foods, specifically mentioned in the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP) using the free online facility, Philippine Tariff Finder (finder.tariffcommission.gov.ph). For example, if you search for "bacon", the finder will indicate subheading no. 0210.19.30 with MFN rate of 40% ad valorem.

For products not specifically mentioned in the Code, please submit technical brochures for us to determine their correct tariff classifications .
# Jade 2015-06-05 10:07
Hi there,

May i know what is the tariff rate of frozen processed food in Phillipines (made in Brazil).

Thank you for your kind attention on my inquiries.
# stephen canfield 2015-05-21 10:26
good day, what tariff is there on deep cycle batteries, inverters, controllers, electrical cabling, solar panels and mounting hardware to be used for a solar power system? I am planning to import a complete solar power system from China. Thank you
# TC 2015-06-03 09:31
Deep cycle batteries, inverters, charge controllers, electrical cabling, solar panels and mounting hardware fall under 2012 AHTN 8507.20, 8504.40.20, 8504.40, 85.44, 8541.40 and 83.02, respectively, of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines.

Except for electrical cabling, the above mentioned products can avail of the zero duty under the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA), subject to the submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form E. The eligibility for preferential tariff of electrical cabling wire depends on its 8-digit AHTN code.

To determine the proper tariff classification of all abovementioned products, you are required to submit to this office the technical brochures for all these products.
# Jack 2015-05-27 17:10
Hi, May I know what is the tariff code and tariff rate for safety belts/harness. Thank you.
# TC 2015-06-03 10:05
Please be informed that safety harnesses are classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading Nos. 6307.90.61 and 6307.90.69 with MFN rate of duty of 1% ad valorem. Safety seat belts for motor vehicles are classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8708.21.00 with MFN rate of duty of 10% ad valorem.

You may check their corresponding preferential rates using the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) at finder.tariffcommission.gov.ph /

Please be informed further that the above classifications are merely informative and do not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code, as amended. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our website, www.tariffcommission.gov.ph for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# Ellen 2015-05-19 09:56
I would like to know how much do we pay at the Customs (port) to export Manganese Ore to China? Our MOEP will be processed 2 months before intended date of shipment together with the receipt of payment of 2% excise tax due to BIR.
Kindly advise or give us idea how much are we going to pay to the Bureau of Customs for our budget purposes.
Thank you.
# TC 2015-05-28 10:12
Except for logs, there are no customs duties levied on Philippine exports. You are advised to direct your query to the Export Division of the Bureau of Customs at the port where you will load your manganese ore (HS Code 2602.00).
# Ellene 2015-05-19 00:44
we are going to export Manganese Ore to China, how much duties/tariff are we going to pay? What is the basis of computation of export tax for the Customs/port.? Aside from the 2% excise tax for BIR. Thanks.
# TC 2015-05-28 10:11
Except for logs, there are no customs duties levied on Philippine exports. You are advised to direct your query to the Export Division of the Bureau of Customs at the port where you will load your manganese ore (HS Code 2602.00).
# Rolan Alejo 2015-05-12 12:09
Hi, what is the tariff for Tempered glass for solar panels? and mono crystalline solar cells originating from china
# TC 2015-05-28 10:09
The kind of tempered glass you mentioned, presented separately, are classified under 2012 AHTN subheading No. 7007.19.90 with MFN rate of 10% ad valorem and ACFTA rate of zero, subject to submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form E.

Mono crystalline solar cells are classified under 2012 AHTN subheadings 8541.40.21 and 8541.40.22 depending on whether or not these are presented unassembled or assembled. The MFN rate of duty is zero.

The above classifications are merely informative and do not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.
# May 2015-05-11 11:36
How can i know how much the duty for HS CODE 9403.30 000, thanks.
# TC 2015-05-28 10:00
The MFN rate on HS subheading 9403.30 (Wooden furniture of a kind used in offices) is 10% ad valorem. To know the preferential rates of duty, please visit the Philippine Tariff Finder (PTF) hosted by this office at finder.tariffcommission.gov.ph

The above classifications are merely informative and do not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.
# B Salonga 2015-05-06 02:45
I am currently disputing a shipment by a certain int'l carrier. Please help me understand duties collected. Imported from the US were (3)prs compression hosiery (AHTN 6115.10), cost of US$9.96. Freight was $81.44. How much is due to Customs? Your reply is so much appreciated.
# TC 2015-05-28 09:51
Compression hosiery is classified under 2012 AHTN subheading Nos. 6115.10.10 and 6115.10.90 with MFN rate of 1% ad valorem. Information on computation of duties and taxes is found in the Bureau of Customs website at customs.gov.ph/tax-computation.

The above classifications are merely informative and do not fall within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.
# Celso 2015-04-23 10:10
I need to know the tariff for Fiber supplement (produced by pharmaceutical company) if I exported to Philippines.

The product to come from Australia made in France.

Need to know the duty % and vat etc. Many thanks!
# TC 2015-05-05 14:34
Please refer to our reply dated April 30, 2015 sent through your email. (Reference No. is 15-0662)
# Jasmin Fallejoo 2015-04-22 12:33
Can I get an exact tariff rate for specific crops produced by the country? How?
# TC 2015-04-28 08:44
The corresponding tariff rate depends on the tariff classification of the specific product. If you go to our Philippine Tariff Finder, finder.tariffcommission.gov.ph, and search for example, "corn", you will see the applicable tariffs for maize (corn) of heading 10.05 which is 35% and 50% ad valorem for In-Quota and Out-Quota, respectively.

If you know the tariff classification of a product not specifically mentioned in the Code, just type the code in the search box to show the corresponding tariff rate for that product. For products not specifically mentioned in the Code and whose tariff classification you are not sure, you may request this office for assistance.
# melai 2015-04-11 11:39
Please help us to provide HS code for Synthetic Rubber, Master Type Sealer for Automobile parts
# TC 2015-04-15 09:30
Synthetic rubber sealants are classified under 2012 AHTN Code 3214.10.00 with MFN rate of 5% ad valorem.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our home page for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# #KAB 2015-04-09 12:29
We would like to know how many percent we can deduct tax refer tariff code 903200 of products from Thailand?
# TC 2015-04-23 09:34
Please be informed that products classified under HS heading 90.32 are levied an MFN duty of 1% ad valorem. For products imported from Thailand, the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) tariff is zero, subject to the submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form D.
# Ryong, KIM 2015-03-30 09:48
Good day Sir/Ma'am

May we know the correct HS code for the Semiconductor Wafer((iii) In the form of undiced wafers) (i.e., not yet cut into chips).?

Is it 85.42?


thanks a lot!
KIM.
# TC 2015-04-10 13:15
Semiconductor wafer in the form of undiced wafers (not cut into chips) are classified in 2012 AHTN subheading 8541.50.00 with MFN rate of duty of zero.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our home page for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# Gary 2015-03-27 09:20
Sir / Mam

Good day

Kindly give the HS code and rate for below items.

RED CELL- Iron Rich Supplement..
(from brochures). 1. the industry standard vitamin mineral liquid for champion horses.
2. contains 300mg of iron per ounce.
3.potent, reliable and homogenized for maximum consistency
4. yucca flavoring for added palatability.

Based on Certified Product Registration issued by Bureau of Animal Industry it was categories as Feed Premix / Supplement.

thank u.
# TC 2015-04-10 13:19
Based on the information you provided “RED CELL – Iron Rich Supplement” are classified in 2012 AHTN subheading 2309.90.20 with MFN rate of duty of 1% ad valorem.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our home page for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# Erika 2015-03-24 03:13
Hi, how would you classify a small pet tag made out of copper and nickel for purposes of import duty rates? Thanks in advance.
# TC 2015-04-10 13:24
Small pet tags are classified based on the material composition of the article. Pet tags made of copper are classified in 2012 AHTN subheading 7419.99.90 with MFN rate of duty of 7% ad valorem. If made of nickel, these are classified in 2012 AHTN subheading 7508.90.90 with MFN rate of 5%. If the material is an alloy, the classification is based on the predominating base metal.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our home page for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# Jake 2015-03-18 17:21
Hi, I would like to know if how much is the custom duties with and without form D from Thailand to Philippines?

HS Code is 3923.29
# TC 2015-04-10 13:25
For products classified under the 6-digit code 3923.29, the MFN (without Form D) rate of duty for subheading 3923.29.10 is 3% ad valorem and for subheading 3923.29.90 is 15%. If presented with Form D, the applicable rate of duty is zero.
# jiro 2015-03-18 13:10
Thank you for your service.

I was wondering if there are changes of MFN rate in 2015 version compared to 2014 version.

From your website, I have to find the MFN rate from "tariff search" one by one. So It is difficult to find the difference between 2014 version and 2015 version.

Could you please let me know if there are some changes ?

Thank you for your help.
# TC 2015-04-10 13:33
There are no changes in the MFN rates from year 2014 to 2015. The Tariff Finder is the online facility to view said rates. Should you need a copy, the 2012 AHTN book is available in our office at P900.00.
# Junie 2015-03-18 01:29
Hi! I bought a sony xperia z2 tablet online from Japan (SGP512JP model). I would like to know its rate of duty and import duty. Thanks!
# TC 2015-04-10 13:34
The MFN rate of duty on tablets under 8471.30.10 is zero.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our home page for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# Ian 2015-03-17 23:34
Hellow^_^

I wanna check the customs duty of blow laptop from bestbuy.com

bestbuy.com/.../...

Thank you all^_^

Have a sweet day Maam/Sir !!
# TC 2015-04-10 13:36
Laptops are classified in AHTN subheading 8471.30.20 with MFN rate of duty of zero.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our home page for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# herwin 2015-03-17 14:40
what is the HS.CODE for. steel bed.tnx
# TC 2015-04-10 13:37
Steel beds are classified in Chapter 94 of the tariff Nomenclature. Those specially designed for medical, surgical and veterinary purposes are classified in subheading 9402.90.10 with MFN rate of duty of 3% ad valorem. Other steel beds are classified in subheading 9403.20.90 with MFN rate of duty of 15% ad valorem.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our home page for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# Andz 2015-03-14 00:19
hi, i would like to ask what is the tariff and how much duty for a used excavator from china with ACFTA? my broker told me that even with afta, we will still be paying 1% duty... please clarify thanks
# TC 2015-04-10 13:38
Earth excavators fall under heading 84.29 or 84.30. Self-propelled excavators are classified in subheadings 8429.52.00 or 8429.59.00 depending on whether or not there is a 360° revolving structure. Excavators, not self-propelled, are classified in subheading 8430.69.00.

All of the above types are levied a 1% MFN rate of duty and zero duty if presented with a certificate of Origin (CO) Form E.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our home page for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# Amy Cachapero 2015-03-13 13:01
What is the tariff heading for mobile phone casings and power bank?
# TC 2015-04-10 13:39
Mobile phone casings are classified depending on their material. For power banks, information on the type of battery used is required. Please provide pictures and technical brochures of these products to determine the proper tariff classification.
# Ismael 2015-03-12 00:38
How much is the tariff for Polycarbonates under HS Code 39206100.

Please me know the custom duties and taxes I need to pay and other feed related to bring out the product from the custom warehouse.

Regards,



Ismael
# TC 2015-03-16 16:30
Subheading 3920.61.00 is a code under the 2009 AHTN with a corresponding MFN rate of duty of 7% ad valorem. This subheading was further subdivided in the 2012 AHTN into 3920.61.10 and 3920.61.90 still with the same rate of duty.

For computation of the charges imposed by the Bureau of Customs, may we refer you to their website at customs.gov.ph/.../...

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund of Ten Pesos (P10.00) is collected for every article.
# Lea 2015-03-16 09:04
#lei
I would like to ask the tariff HS code for the brand new forlikt? And there is duty paid on this if we import in China with ACFTA cert?

regards,

Lea Punzalan
# TC 2015-04-10 13:42
Forklift is classified in subheading 8427.10.00 or 8427.20.00 depending on whether or not it is powered by an electric motor. Both subheadings have an MFN rate of 1% ad valorem and zero duty if presented with a Certificate of Origin (CO) Form E.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to obtain official rulings, please visit our home page for information on the procedure, form and fees.
# Justine 2015-03-06 10:55
may we know the hs code for kolliphor rh 40? it has chemical composition of : castor oil,hydrogenate d, ethoxylated with cas no, 61788-85-0? 3402.13.00 at 3% was being questioned by Customs as they are requiring us to upgrade our tariff to 15%. to think that this is just a raw materials.Kindl y help po.thanks
# TC 2015-03-16 16:32
Kolliphor RH40, a non-inonic surface active agent derived from ethoxylation of hydrogenated castor oil, is classifiable under subheading 3402.13.90 of the 2012 AHTN with MFN rate of duty of 3% ad valorem.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund of Ten Pesos (P10.00) is collected for every article.
# Justine 2015-03-16 13:25
Would like to follow up below request. importer is pushing us and their shipment is urgent.thanks..

Quoting Justine:
may we know the hs code for kolliphor rh 40? it has chemical composition of : castor oil,hydrogenated, ethoxylated with cas no, 61788-85-0? 3402.13.00 at 3% was being questioned by Customs as they are requiring us to upgrade our tariff to 15%. to think that this is just a raw materials.Kindly help po.thanks
# Joan Adona 2015-02-27 14:46
Sir ,
pls assist to advise the correct tariff classification and its rate of duty of HOT ROLLED STEEL PLATES from Japan. Does it have safeguard measures?
# TC 2015-03-13 11:18
Hot rolled steel plates are classifiable under HS 72.08 to 72.10 depending on width and whether it is clad, plated or coated. It has a Most Favoured Nation rate of duty of zero to 10% ad valorem, PJEPA rate of duty of zero, subject to submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form JP. It is however excluded from AJCEPA.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund of Ten Pesos (P10.00) is collected for every article.
# Bak 2015-02-25 18:22
The other day, I bought a glasses video recorder from Amazon.com (And the product is sent from Hong Kong)

And I paid as below.

Item(s) Subtotal: PHP 2925.27

Shipping & Handling: PHP 1625.19

Total before tax: PHP 4550.46

Estimated tax to be collected: PHP 0

Grand Total: PHP 4550.46

But the delivery guy from DHL called me and said that I have to pay 772peso for customs duty. (Anyway, it's still not delivered yet)

So I'm confused now... cuz customs duty about Glasses or Video camcorder is 0%.

Is this guy cheating me?

Check If this is right or not, please...:)

I need to check whether or not this is a fake before its delivered.

I'm waiting for ur response... Thank you:)

And FYI, below is the product I bought.

amazon.com/.../...
# TC 2015-03-13 11:22
Glasses video recorder, coming from Hongkong, has an MFN rate of duty of 5% ad valorem.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund of Ten Pesos (P10.00) is collected for every article.
# CATHY 2015-02-25 17:08
Hi, whats the tariff code for plywood and its rate of duty if with ACFTA.. please state a reference for the tariff rate..
# TC 2015-03-13 11:27
Plywood is classifiable under HS 44.12 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP) with ACFTA rate of duty of zero. However, the product is sensitive for China, hence the applicable rate is varied.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) is collected for every article.
# Francis H 2015-02-13 15:48
I look up tariff for hunting cross bow. There's nothing.
# TC 2015-02-18 14:20
Hunting crossbow is classifiable under 2012 ATHN subheading No. 9506.99.00 with a rate of duty of 1% ad valorem.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund Fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are collected for every article.
# maria nicca 2015-02-13 15:20
Sir, may we inquire of ruling in classification of PORK BONES and other meat products? What are the procedures that we are to comply in importation of these products? Thanks!
# TC 2015-02-18 14:17
For proper classification of the pork bones and other meat products you are inquiring, the specific parts and pictures are necessary.

Please be informed that your request falls within the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (500.00) and a Legal Research Fund Fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are collected for every article.
# maria nicca 2015-02-23 16:02
Sir, yes we will provide such. But for now, we want to inquire first if there are issuances that will state the specific percentage of meat on pork bones to classify the article as pork bones alone?
# JOSEPH BATISLA-ONG 2015-02-12 15:37
Good day,
May we know the correct HS code for the Replacement lamp (for projector)?

Thanks,
Joseph
# TC 2015-02-18 14:06
For proper classification of the replacement lamp you are inquiring, the components of the lamp and specifications is necessary.

Please be informed that your request falls within the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund Fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are collected for every article.
# Daryl Allen 2015-02-12 06:10
Hi, just want to ask if how much duties and taxes of a mobile phone imported from Netherlands post.
# TC 2015-02-18 13:58
Mobile phone is classifiable under AHTN subheading 8517.12.00 with a zero duty.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund Fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are collected for every article.
# Mike Turvill 2015-02-04 15:32
Hello TC,

I am importing empty plastic tubes (for cosmetics) from China and am being charged 15% duty at customs (which is the correct amount as per your tariff finder as I think the items are on the so called 'hot list' as they are plastic). However, if I import the same tubes already filled with the cosmetic (with Form E) the duty is zero.

I had hoped we can provide jobs to Filipinos by importing tubes and then manufacturing the contents and doing the filling here.

This really seems to go against the government's wish to promote manufacturing in the Philippines.

Please let me know is there anyway I can challenge this

Thanks very much
# TC 2015-02-16 14:25
Empty plastic tube is classifiable under 2012 AHTN Subheading Nos. 3923.30.90/3923 .90.90 (depending on whether the tube is sealed or open) of the TCCP with MFN rate of duty of15%. Subject article is in the Sensitive List/Highly Sensitive List of the Philippines under the ACFTA. The applicable rate is the MFN rate of 15%. Plastic tube filled with cosmetic is classifiable under Hdg. 33.04 to 33.05. Said products are in the Normal Track List in the Philippines and China with zero duty subject to submission of Certificate of Origin Form E. The above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a of the TCCP. Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (downloadable from our website). In triplicate copy, together with technical brochures. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund Fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are charged for every such article.
# Ron 2015-01-25 15:41
I have 2 parcels -- one is an old-school mobile phone and the other is a headphone -- both are from China. The collecting officer from Paranaque post office added the value of the two (only 1,748 PHP in total) and gave it a 7 percent rate of duty. They asked me to pay 923 pesos in the end. I thought articles that are less than 2000 pesos should NOT be subjected to tax? Not only that...I checked the tariff finder, and both mobile phones and headphones have ZERO percent rate of duty. Quite confused on this. Was I being taken advantage of? If so, can I request for a money back? Please clarify this issue for me...
# TC 2015-02-05 09:15
Mobile phone is classifiable under AHTN subheading 8517.12.00 with a zero duty, while headphone is under 8518.30.10 with 1% ad valorem rate of duty.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official Ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund Fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) is collected for every article.
# Toni Jana Cafuir 2015-01-23 08:31
I am planning to import thousands of beauty soaps from Thailand to the Philippines. How much would the import tax cost?
# TC 2015-02-05 09:21
Beauty soaps are classified under ATHN subheading 3401.11.20 with an MFN rate of duty of 10% ad valorem. Being imported from Thailand, a preferential duty of zero may be availed under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) subject to submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form D.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official Ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product, Incidentally a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund Fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) is collected for every article.
# Engr. Simon Czendlik 2015-01-21 18:46
I want to import a Compressed earth Block Press machine that let's poor farming communities produce their Own Bricks made from Soil.
The Export Country would be China. Since this would fall under ACFTA i could not find any specific tarif for this product. How many percent would the total import taxes be on this products? could you help me?
Thanks and regards SImon
# TC 2015-02-11 14:32
Dear Engr. Simon Czendlik,

Compressed Earth Block Press Machine is classified under 2012 AHTN Subheading Nos. 8474.80.10/8474 .80.20 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCC) with Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate of duty of 1% ad valorem and ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) rate of duty of zero subject to submission of Certificate of Origin Form "E".

The above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an official ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended. Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (downloadable from our website). In triplicate copy, together with technical brochures. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a legal research fund fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are charged for every such article.
# Raul Aquino 2015-01-18 10:52
May I have the time series data about nominal tariff and quantitative restrictions in rice importation from 1992-2013
# TC 2015-02-05 09:26
Kindly refer to our reply to your query through our official email address sent last January 29,2015.
# Peter Enfestan 2015-01-08 13:13
What is the real HS code for aluminum plate?
# TC 2015-01-29 09:05
Aluminium plates are classifiable under heading 76.06 of the 2012 AHTN. Specific subheading will depend on the shape of the plate and other specifications that are indicated in the code.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund Fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) is collected for every article.
# corinne perez de tag 2014-12-20 16:44
I want to import an electric golf cart from China. How much is the tariff rates for electric golf cart 2014
# TC 2015-01-20 10:26
Golf carts are classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8703.10.10 with ASEAN-China FTA rate of duty of zero, subject to submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form E.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a legal research fund fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are collected for every article.
# Det 2014-12-20 16:29
Mabuhay, my son bought hearing aid here for his use. He brings it to Brunei as he works there. The unit needs repair,sent back to Merchandiser here as part of their lifetime warranty. My son paid 91BND there and we also paid 9800.00 pesos as part of customs taxes etc here to DHL courier. The item needs immediate repair for use, may i know real value under AHTN? We find the amount too high. The item weight is less than half kilo and declared value is 50,000.00 pesos..Thank you very much
# TC 2015-01-20 10:30
For cases where goods are sent for repair, it should be properly documented for the waiver of duties and taxes. Please contact the Bureau of Customs for the details in documentation.
# Noraine 2014-12-03 14:10
Good day may i know what is the tariff classification for METAL DETECTOR/ Thanks
# TC 2015-01-20 10:34
Metal detector is classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8543.70.50 with MFN rate of duty of 1% ad valorem.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a legal research fund fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are collected for every article.
# YURI CASILAN 2014-12-02 23:33
May I request to know your classification opinion (HS Code) for Multipurpose Soap?

Is this items may falls under 340111***?
Or will falls under 340119***?

Accordingly, multipurpose soap, can be used as bath soap or laundry soap or both.

I would like your clear explanation about this matter.

I can give you a supporting documents, i.e COA and Pictures, here is my eadd: ycasilan@webbfontaine.ph/ ycasilan.lcb@gmail.com.

I would appreciate your kind consideration about my request.

Thank you :)
# TC 2015-01-20 10:49
Soap if in the form of bars, cakes or molded pieces is classifiable under AHTN subheading 3401.19.90 with MFN rate of duty of 10% ad valorem.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product.

Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a legal research fund fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are collected for every article.
# Phillip 2014-11-30 20:11
Good Day,
Pls. I want to knew the tax of

wire nail machine form india
dimension(mm) 2000x1400x1400
# TC 2015-01-20 10:56
Wire nail machine is classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8463.30.10 or 8463.30.20 with MFN and ASEAN-India Free Trade Area rate of duty of 1% ad valorem.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product.

Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a legal research fund fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are collected for every article.
# Lesley lao 2014-11-18 20:31
What is the duty of trailer head for truck to pull container . purchase product of china do we need to pay duties for this since it is AFTA MEMBER SHOULD IT NEED TO GET IMPORT PERMIT ? If needed what dept. should we get the permit..?
# TC 2014-11-27 08:55
Trailer truck to pull containers are classifiable under 2012 AHTN depending on the engine specifications and gross vehicle capacity. Hence, please submit these information for proper classification.

However, please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund Fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are collected for every article.
# Joel Dela Cruz 2014-11-13 10:50
Good day.
may i know whats the correct HS code for below.

smart watch
plastic household storage system

Thanks
# TC 2014-11-27 08:59
We are unable to classify your products of interest because we need more information on technical specifications. Please submit these. Should you wish to have an Official Ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund Fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are collected for every article.
# Weng 2014-11-12 02:23
What is the correct tariff classification of cellphones and laptop .. Thanks
# Weng 2014-11-12 02:22
Hi, can you please tell me what tariff classification for
Electronic gadgets like (smartphone) cellphone and laptop please. Thanks
# TC 2014-11-27 09:07
Cellular phones are classified under AHTN 2012 Code 8517.18.00 while computer laptops are classified under AHTN 2012 Code 8471.30.20, both with an MFN rate of duty of zero.

However, please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official Ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and a Legal Research Fund Fee of Ten Pesos (P10.00) are collected for every article.
# Kay Anne Comez 2014-10-30 15:05
WHAT IS THE CLASSIFICATION OF "METALLIC DOUBLE EXPANSION JOINT"
# TC 2014-11-07 10:59
Metallic Double Expansion Joint is classifiable under heading 83.07 of the 2012 ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines.

Please be informed that the above classification is merely informative and should not be construed as an Official Ruling of the Commission under the purview of Section 1313-a. Should you wish to have an Official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 in triplicate, together with brochures and technical information about the product. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) is collected for every article.
# Kay Anne Comez 2014-10-30 15:04
What is the classification of:

METALLIC DOUBLE EXPANSION JOINT
# Osman 2014-10-22 16:23
What is the correct tariff classification of PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER PLATES?Thanks
# TC 2014-10-27 10:38
It is suggested that you request for tariff classification ruling for "Heat Exchanger Plates" within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP). Should you wish to get the Official ruling of the Commission, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (downloadable from our website) together with technical brochure and other information. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) is collected for every article.
# Jaynard F. Payumo 2014-10-22 09:20
Hi Sir/Ma'am,

I am searching for the tariff of an inflatable boats without engine manufactured and shipment coming from China. U found out that under CAFTA it is 0% tariff and under MFN it is 7% tariff. So which tariff rate will be applicable in the mentioned subjects above?

Also is there any other fees and charges to be expected other than the tariff and freight cost?

Thanks a lot
# TC 2014-10-27 10:43
Please be informed that inflatable boats are classifiable under 2012 AHTN subheading 8903.10.00 with Most Favored Nation (MFN) rate of duty of 7% and ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) rate of duty of zero subject to submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form E.

For computation of the total charges imposed by the Bureau of Customs, may we refer you to their website at customs.gov.ph/.../....
# Joe Guevarra 2014-10-21 09:49
Good Day!
Any applicable GSP/FTA for Philippine Manufacturer of Shoes (under Chapter 64 with HS CODE 64021900; 64031900 & 64041100)then exported to country like USA, EU and Japan? What is the corresponding rate of tariff preference?

Thank you very much.
# TC 2014-11-04 09:55
With reference to Mr. Guevarra's query on GSP and preferential tariffs, below are the preferential rates imposed by our FTA partners on the following Philippine manufactured shoes subject to submission of FTA-specific certificate of origin.

2014 PREFERENTIAL RATES OF DUTY OF FTA PARTNERS

AHTN CODE / ATIGA/ ACFTA/ AKFTA/ AANZFTA (Australia)/ AA NZFTA (New Zealand)/ AIFTA / PJEPA/ AJCEPA
6402.19.10 /6402.19.90/
0/ 0/ 0/ 0/ 0% Children's sizes 0 to 9 1/2 inclusive; 10% Other sizes/ 25/ 2.4/ 2.4

6403.19.10/6403.19.20/6403.19.30/6403.19.90/
0 (except for Myanmar: 0% for those fitted with spikes, cleats or the like; 2% Other)/ 0/ 0/ 0 / 0% Children's sizes 0 to 9 1/2 inclusive; 10% Other sizes/ 25/ Excluded from from tariff concession/ 27% with outer sole of rubber, leather and composite leather; 30% Other

6404.11.10/6404.11.20/6404.11.90 /
0 (Except for Myanmar: 2% and Vietnam 5%)/ 0/ 0/ 0/ 0 % Children's sizes 0 to 9 1/2 inclusive; 10% Other sizes/ 25/ 2.9/ 2.9

Certificate of Origin Form D Form E Form AK Form AANZ Form AANZ Form AI Form JP Form AJ

Sources:
ASEAN (asean.org/.../...)
Japan (www.customs.go.jp/.../e_64.htm)
Other Partners (tariffcommission.gov.ph/.../.. .)
With regard to the query on GSP, the products mentioned are not covered in the US List of GSP-eligible for all beneficiary countries (2012 latest version). For more information please refere to www.ustr.gov. We would also like to refer you to the DTI-Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) www.emb.dti.gov.ph.
# Jing 2014-10-15 14:03
We would like to purchase latest version of the tariff book. How much would it cost us?

Thank you.
# TC 2014-10-22 08:55
The Tariff Book is sold at Nine Hundred Pesos per copy and it can be bought only at this Office.
# Kay Anne Comez 2014-10-15 10:41
I just want to know what is the tariff classification of the following:

ESP PACKAGE:
- TR SET & CONTROL PANEL WITH PRECICON III CONTROLLER AND MCCB RATING 110 KV/300 mA
- DISCHARGE ELECTRODES & SLIDE GATES
- ESP STEEL WORKS FABRICATED ITEMS
# TC 2014-10-22 08:59
It is suggested that you request for tariff classification ruling for "ESP Package" within the purview of Section 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP). Should you wish to get the Official ruling of the Commission, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (donwloadable from our website) together with technical brochure and other information. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) is collected for every article.
# ELIGIO POLIRAN JR 2014-10-12 08:42
I want to know the import tax on the following:
Country of Origin China and Singapore.

1. Refrigerant Gases
2. Beverage CO2 Aluminum Cylinders
3. Steel Cylinders for Industrial Gases
# TC 2014-10-22 09:07
Please be informed that the refrigerant gases, beverage CO2 aluminium cylinders and steel cylinders for industrial gases fall under headings 29.03, 76.12 and 73.11, respectively of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines and can avail of the zero duty under ATIGA and ACFTA, subject to submission of Certificates of Origin (CO) Form D & E respectively.

Should you wish to know the specific subheading to which the products are classified, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (downloadable from our website) together with technical brochure and other information. Incidentally a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) is collected for every article.
# dave 2014-10-02 13:26
i just want to inquire what is the correct tariff classification of TRACTOR HEAD/TRACTOR TRUCK FOR SEMI-TRAILERS / PRIME MOVER
# TC 2014-10-17 09:46
Road tractors for semi-trailers are classifiable under 8701.20.10 or 8701.20.90 of the 2012 AHTN with Most Favoured Nation rate of duty of 5% ad valorem.
# Elena Maria p. Carin 2014-09-26 10:22
Good day mam/sir. I need tarriff rate of laundry detergent in powder and liquid form from
China and toothpaste and bar soap from china,
thanks
# TC 2014-10-17 09:50
Please be informed that laundry detergents and bar soaps are classifiable under 3402.20 and 3401.11, respectively with Most Favored Nation (MFN) rate of duty of 10% ad valorem. Toothpaste on the other hand is under 3306.10.90 with MFN rate of duty of 7% ad valorem. All of them have an ASEAN China Free Trade Area rate of duty of zero.
# Lorenzo 2014-09-08 23:25
When i type in the AHTN code 9944 (sporting and recreational camps) it says "Please try another AHTN Code or keyword(s)"

What can i do to fix this?
# TC 2014-09-18 09:58
The AHTN only covers Chapters 1 to 97. If you are interested in knowing the AHTN code/s for "sporting and recreational camps", please identify their major parts/component s and the materials used. Are these to be imported as sets?
# Sergey Kiselev 2014-08-24 02:06
Please advice what will be tariff rate for TOASTED BUCKWHEAT GROATS imported from Russia ?
# TC 2014-09-04 10:12
Toasted buckwheat groats is classifiable under 1901.90.99 with a rate of duty of 7% when imported from Russia.
# tess valdez 2014-08-14 15:43
Good pm, inquire about tariff code of coffee.

Thank you.
# TC 2014-09-04 10:17
Following are the tariff codes for coffee:


Coffee beans 0901.11; 0901.21; 0901.22
Instant coffee 2101.11.10
Coffee extracts, essences and
concentrates 2101.11.90
Coffee mix (3-in-1) 2101.12.90
# Ibrahim Gallego 2014-10-11 15:55
Sir/Madam,
Please see attached link below:
cybex.in/.../...

It would be great of Philippines can also implement the same. I am sorry but we are always lagging compare to other countries. Our current system is prone to corruption.
# OSMAN 2014-08-13 10:34
Hi;

Can you help me on what tariff rate below items:

1. Ovivo Aerostrip diffusers
2. Universal Blower
3. Ovivo Suction Header Clarifier
4. Ovivo Reactor Clarifier
5. Ovivo IFAs mixed Media

Thanks,
# TC 2014-09-04 10:09
Filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus for water are classified under AHTN subheading 8421.21, while air blowers fall under heading 84.14.

Please provide us with technical specifications of subject articles for us to determine the appropriate 8-digit subheading. Are these to be imported individually or as a complete/essent ially complete water treatment system?

You may request the Commission to issue an official ruling within the purview of Section 1313-a of the TCCP, as amended. Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (downloadable from our website), in triplicate, together with technical brochures. A filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php500.00) is charged for every article.
# Jenny Pedrajeta 2014-08-13 09:48
what would be the hs code for 1.handy phone battery 2. electronic bulletin board
# TC 2014-09-04 10:10
Rechargeable phone batteries fall under heading 85.07 of the AHTN. Their 8-digit code will depend upon the chemical/s used (e.g., 8507.60.90 for lithium-ion, 8507.50.00 for nickel-metal hydride, etc.).

Please provide us with technical specifications and information (e.g., components, how it works, application, etc.) about the electronic bulletin board for evaluation purposes.

You may request the Commission to issue an official ruling within the purview of Section 1313-a of the TCCP, as amended. Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, please submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (downloadable from our website), in triplicate, together with technical brochures. A filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php500.00) is charged for every article.
# NAMITA 2014-08-12 01:26
Sir, could you please confirm on the Tariff specification codes to be specified in Box 33; xxxxxxxx - 8 digit HS Codes for eg., 2106.90.99 and xxxxxxxxxxx - used by the AHTN for eg., 2106.90.99.100 where .100 represents A as indicated in TCCP (AHTN).
# Jenny Pedrajeta 2014-08-06 10:52
What would be the hs code for parts of cold storage 1. open type screw compressor 2. Discharge shut-off valve 3. Coupling housing 4. Motor Flange 5. Couplings 6. shaft bore 7. oil separator 8. valve outlet. Thank you
# TC 2014-08-14 14:25
Open type screw compressor is classifiable under AHTN subheadings 8414.30.40 (with a refrigeration capacity exceeding 21.10 kW, or with displacement per revolution of 220 cc or more) and 8414.30.90 (if otherwise). For other parts, technical specifications are required for classification purposes.

Your request falls within the purview of Section 1313-a of the TCCP, as amended. Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, you should submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (downloadable from our website), in triplicate, together with technical brochures. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) is charged for every article.
# Ali Valmoria 2014-08-05 19:19
Gud pm i would like to ask if HS Code 02023000 (Frozen Boneless Buffalo Forequarter Meat, MG/Frozen Boneless Buffalo Trimmings, from India can avail of zero rate of Duty at present we can avail 7% rate of duty with C.O. Form AI, if we can avail zero duty ATIGA rate what is the supporting Documents.

Thank you for your kind attention on my inquiries.
# TC 2014-08-13 14:12
Ms. Ali Valmoria,

Please be informed that the AIFTA rate for "frozen boneless meat of bovine" classified under 0202.30.00 of the AHTN Code is 7%, as you have stated in your letter. The ATIGA rate is zero if you can present a Cert. of Origin Form "D". You can be issued CO Form D only if your importation is coming from an ASEAN Member State, of which India is not a member.

Secondly, we have to make sure that the meat you are importing is properly classified under subheading 0202.30.00. Hence, we will need to know what part of the carcass are these meat coming from, specially the "trimmings" mentioned in your query.
# TC 2014-08-12 11:58
Please be informed further that requests for classification of products fall within the purview of Sec. 1313-a of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines. Should you wish to get an official ruling from the Commission, please submit to this Office in triplicate, the accomplished TC Form 1 together with information about the meat as stated above and possibly a small sample or picture. Incidentally, a filling fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) is collected for every request.

TARIFF COMMISSION
# jhayson 2014-08-05 13:07
hi i need your help regarding hs code of METAL DETECTOR.

thanks and regards...
jhay
# TC 2014-08-14 14:18
Please be informed that technical specifications particularly on its components and how this function are required for classification purposes.

Your request falls within the purview of Section 1313-a of the TCCP, as amended. Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, you should submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (downloadable from our website). In triplicate, together with technical brochures. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00) is charged for every article.
# Roland Sevilla 2014-07-10 09:18
Good Am Sir/Ma'am,

Need your assistance if there xray tube assembly hv generator is a regulated commodity? If such, what permit is needed?

thanks a lot!
# TC 2014-07-23 11:23
Please direct your query to the Bureau of Products Standards (BPS) at www.bps.dti.gov.ph/.../ and Department of Health at www.dohc.ie/.../custserv.html
# charmagne ovivir 2014-07-07 11:45
I've sent a package of 1 g shock & 1 nautica wristwatch worth(declared value) 264 singapore dollars via singpost last june 26 and declared as gift.(from singapore to philippines) duty be calculated? Under what classification? Please answer ASAP im worried because they might charge my sister a big amount for the customs tax.thank you.
# TC 2014-07-14 11:56
Nautical wristwatch is classifiable under 91.01 of the Code with a rate of duty of 5% ad valorem. As regards to the shock, technical description and specification (including how it works) are essential for the Commission to correctly classify the product.

For computation of taxes and duties please visit the Bureau of Customs website (customs.gov.ph/.../...).

Your request falls within the purview of Section 1313-a of the TCCP, as amended. Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, you should submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (downloadable from our website), in triplicate, together with technical brochures. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php500.00) is charged for every article.
# Jo Erika Ayala 2014-07-05 11:07
Hi. Our company wants to know about the tariff code/ taxes quotation for 19% alcoholic beverages from south korea. How can we do this and how much would it cost us? Thank YOu.
# TC 2014-07-08 09:50
Alcoholic beverages are covered under Chapter 22 of the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature, Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines. Please be informed that production process specifying what raw material used and its packaging are essential for the classification of the product under TCCP. Please be informed also that all products of Chapter 22 coming from Korea have AKFTA rates of duty of zero, subject to submission of Certificate of Origin (CO) Form AK.

Information regarding the computation of other taxes, including Value-Added-Tax (VAT) is available in the Bureau of Customs website at customs.gov.ph/.../.... You can contact them at info@customs.gov.ph
# RCE 2014-07-04 15:29
What would be the import duty for solar panels from China and solar inverters from Germany and Solar panel mounts from Thailand? They will be brought in for several small renewable energy project.
# TC 2014-07-08 09:37
Classification of the following products under the 2012 ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) would be:

Solar panel is under AHTN subheading 8541.40.21 with MFN rate of zero and ACFTA rate at zero. Solar inverter is under AHTN subheading 8504.40.40 with MFN rate of 7%.

The Commission needs technical description and specification (including how it works) of solar panel mounts for tariff classification purposes.

Your request falls within the purview of Section 1313-a of the TCCP, as amended. Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, you should submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (downloadable from our website), in triplicate, together with technical brochures. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php500.00) is charged for every article.
# Jochen 2014-06-26 08:16
I like to import a Collagen light machine from Germany. The machine produces a red light at 750nM and is used for Anti Ageing as it reduces fine wrinkles. Can you please help me with this one?
# TC 2014-07-08 09:41
Technical description and specification (including how it works) of the Collagen Light Machine are essential for the Tariff Commission to determine the proper classification of the product under the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP).

Should you wish to obtain an official ruling, you should submit to this Office the accomplished TC Form 1 (downloadable from our website), in triplicate, together with technical brochures. Incidentally, a filing fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php500.00) is charged for every article.
# Zaidah 2014-06-23 15:59
Good day Sir..
Shipment from Malaysia to Philippines
HS Code : 8462.1010
Commodity : Press Machine
Shipper in Malaysia can provide Form D to customer in Philippines
Question : how many percent can reduce tax?
Please help..thank you.
# TC 2014-07-14 12:01
AHTN subheading 8462.10.10 covering forging or die-stamping (including presses) and hammers has a rate of duty of 1% ad valorem. One can avail of the ATIGA rate of duty of zero using Certificate of Origin (CO) form D.

For computation of taxes and duties please visit the Bureau of Customs website (customs.gov.ph/.../...).
# Helen Bylow 2014-06-01 12:18
Hi,we are moving back in the Philippines for good,we would like to bring our 2003 GMC safari van, it has 120K kilometers on it. How can we do this and how much would it cost us. Thank YOu.
# TC 2014-06-13 13:59
Returning residents bringing vehicles into the Philippines would require clearance from the Bureau of Import Services. It is also considered as import and would be imposed a tariff of 30% ad valorem and internal taxes. For computation of duty and taxes to be imposed on your vehicle, please visit Bureau of Customs website (customs.gov.ph/.../...).
# Ray 2014-05-29 20:31
Hi guys can you help us with the Duty rates for bakery products under 1901 2000 from UK to Philippines please ?
thanks
# TC 2014-06-13 14:26
Please find below the proper classification and duty applicable to your imports:

PRODUCT / AHTN CODE / RATE OF DUTY (ad valorem)
Malt:
Not roasted / 1107.10.00 / 1%
Roasted / 1107.20.00 / 1%
Hop cones:
Neither ground, powdered or in pellets / 1210.10.00 / 1%
Ground, powdered or in pellets / 1210.20.00 / 1%
Brewing machinery / 8438.40.00 / 1%

For computation of duties and taxes, please visit the Bureau of Customs website (customs.gov.ph/.../...).
# TC 2014-06-13 14:02
Bakery products of subheading 1901.20 (same code with UK) have a rate of duty of 10% ad valorem. For computation of taxes and duties please visit the Bureau of Customs website (customs.gov.ph/.../...).
# Tim Davison 2014-05-27 12:28
I am importing beer brewing goods such as Malt (1107.20.00) and hops (1210.20.00) and some simple brewing equipment (8438.40.00). THis is for a small batch home brew (not for sale). Are these codes correct? And, do I have to pay customs on the shipping? I have done this before, and the agent calculated my customs (at 10%) on the invoice total which included shipping.

Thanks for any help you might provide!
# David 2014-05-16 08:06
Could you please tell me what duty would be paid on Philippine currency being bought into the country in excess of $10,000 US and what HS code it used ?
# TC 2014-05-26 10:53
Please direct your query either to the Department of Finance (helpdesk@dof.gov.ph) or to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (bspmail@bsp.gov.ph).
# aslam 2014-04-08 15:18
I NEED CODE OF LEYTE (BELEN)
# TC 2014-05-26 11:06
Dear Aslam,

It seems like you are looking for either the ZIP code or the area code of Leyte. In this regard, we suggest you visit www.zip-codes.philsite.net

Thank you.
# Sonya 2014-05-18 16:01
I want to send 72 used desktop computers no monitor how will the - duty be calculated? How is the value determined? Please I need an answer ASAP.
# TC 2014-05-26 10:55
Dear Ms. Sonya,

Desktop computers are classifiable under 8471.41.10 with a rate of duty of zero. For computation of duties and taxes and the value, may we refer you to the Bureau of Customs website: customs.gov.ph/.../....

Tariff Commission
# mariz lapuz 2014-04-05 10:50
good day! what is the technical tariff term for dehumidifiers. It's a moisture absorber chemical made up of calcium chloride
# TC 2014-04-16 09:23
This refers to your question on the technical tariff term for dehumidifier, which is calcium chloride. Please be informed that the terms used in the Tariff Code is generally the specific chemical names.

For the dehumidifier in question, which we assume as a chemically pure calcium chloride, this product is classifiable under subheading 2827.20.10 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines with MFN rate of duty of 7% ad valorem.
# Cora 2014-04-02 10:05
hi I would like to ask what is the ruling for use of THIRD PARTY INVOICING at Box 13 of FORM E. Thank you
# TC 2014-04-15 10:50
Dear Cora,

The legal basis of the third country invoicing under ACFTA is the Second Protocol to Amend the Agreement in Trade in Goods of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Republic of China (see asean.org/.../...) and its Appendices 1 (asean.org/.../...) 2 and 2a (asean.org/.../... and asean.org/.../...) which amended Attachments A (OCP) and C (Form E) of Annex 3 of the Trade in Goods Agreement.

As to the corresponding customs’ ruling or memorandum circulars, may we refer you to the Bureau of Customs (customs.gov.ph/) or mail them at boc.sitp@custom.gov.ph

Thank you.
# Ken McCrea 2014-02-17 18:15
Can you please tell me what the import duty would be on 9021.10.10 specifically for artificial limb components imported from the UK or India.

I have been unable to determine this from your website.
Thank you
# TC 2014-02-25 11:40
Artificial limbs are classifiable under 9021.39.00 of the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP) with rate of duty of 1% ad valorem. Components or parts when imported separately are classified under 9033.00.10 for electrically operated equipment or 9033.00.20 for non-electricall y operated equipment. Both have a rate of duty of 3% ad valorem. You may estimate the duty payable to Bureau of Customs using their online tax calculator: customs.gov.ph/.../... and/or customs.gov.ph/.../...
# David Rogers 2014-02-12 09:00
I would like to order a farm tractor as a gift from China for my father in law. I have been told by a forwarding agent that only dealers are allowed to import machinery, not individuals. Is this true? Also if individuals are allowed to import, what tax would be applicable.
# TC 2014-02-25 11:11
Individuals can import farm tractors. Farm tractors are classifiable under heading 87.01 of the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN)Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP) with rates of duty ranging from 1% to 5%, depending on the type and power of the tractor. You may view these headings and their rates of duty on the Tariff Finder. You may estimate the duty payable to Bureau of Customs using their online tax calculator customs.gov.ph/.../... and/or customs.gov.ph/.../...

Furthermore, we would like to refer you to the Bureau of Import Services for other details/require ments on importing the tractor.
# Ian Roger Smith 2014-01-21 09:48
For my Market research I would like to understand the volume of solar modules/panels that were imported into the Philippines in 2013. I was able to find the data for Dec 2013 but not the entire year. I believe the code is 85414022000. Many thanks for your kind assistance.
# TC 2014-01-22 15:33
Dear Mr. Smith,

For Philippine trade data, please visit the National Statistics Office website www.census.gov.ph.

Thank you.
# Alma Julian 2014-01-20 19:11
How and where we can apply for HS code in the Philippines? Thanks
# TC 2014-01-22 15:41
Dear Ms. Julian,

Your query is unclear. Do you mean that you would like to apply for a tariff commodity classification (TCC) ruling? If so, please visit the Services - TCCP Provisions tab of our homepage and look up the TC Procedures for Section 1313-a.

Thank you.
# Paul Baumann 2014-01-20 09:44
I sent a package of books and second hand gifts from UK for my daughter in Manila, including used cassette tapes of stories, a photo frame and childrens pretend jewellery (nothing vaulable). PLease can you advise if import tax should be applied?
# TC 2014-01-20 15:26
Dear Mr. Baumann,

We will just email you our reply.

Thanks.
# Anna 2014-01-14 18:33
Good day

Pls inform where is possible to find details re. QUOTA for pork and poultry. Needed information is volume and countries of origin.

thx
# TC 2014-01-20 13:16
Quota for pork and poultry is the allocation provided by the Department of Agriculture to importers. As to information about quota, please contact the Minimum Access Volume (MAV)Secretaria t of the Department of Agriculture at telephone No.9298228. This Office is headed by Atty. Librojo.
# hanelyn clavecilla 2013-12-10 20:10
2012 philippine tariff rates distribution?
# TC 2014-01-03 14:41
Good day mam, sorry for the late reply. The 2012 Philippine tariff rates distribution can be found under the "Tariff and Trade Topics - Statistics" tab on the homepage of the Tariff Commission website.
# Eduardo Lin 2013-12-02 15:36
What does HSL and HLS B means under the tarrif rate?
# TC 2013-12-05 14:08
Regarding your inquiry on the tariff rates reflected in the Tariff Finder, you can go directly to the tab "ACRONYMS" which spell out the meaning and the applicable rate. Furthermore, the "HOW TO'S" tab explicitly tell the user on where to find the acronyms and abbreviations.

Thank you.
# ken flex 2015-01-30 17:40
how to order a latest AHTN ?