1. ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS OR CONDITIONS ON IMPORTATION OF PETS (OR OTHER LIVE ANIMALS) AND HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?
  2. WHAT PERMIT/S OR CLEARANCE/S IS/ARE REQUIRED WHEN IMPORTING PETS?
  3. HOW ABOUT WHEN IMPORTING LIVE PLANTS? WHAT PERMIT/S OR CLEARANCE/S IS/ARE REQUIRED?
  4. HOW TO REACH BAI AND BPI?

 

1. ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS OR CONDITIONS ON IMPORTATION OF PETS (OR OTHER LIVE ANIMALS) AND HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?

Yes. The importation of live animals and plants is regulated. Hence, permit/s and/or clearance/s must be secured from the concerned government regulatory agency so that these may be allowed for entry in the Philippines.

2. WHAT PERMIT/S OR CLEARANCE/S IS/ARE REQUIRED WHEN IMPORTING PETS?

An international veterinary health certificate must be obtained from the competent authority of the country of origin. In addition, a Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance (SPSIC) must be secured from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) before importation.
Pets and other live animals arriving without the required international veterinary health certificate and SPSIC shall be seized, confiscated or refused admission.

For further information, visit this link http://www.bai.da.gov.ph/index.php/regulatory/item/401 and/or see the image below.

3. HOW ABOUT WHEN IMPORTING LIVE PLANTS? WHAT PERMIT/S OR CLEARANCE/S IS/ARE REQUIRED?

An international phytosanitary certificate must be obtained from the competent authority of the country of origin. In addition, a Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance (SPSIC) must be secured from the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) before importation.
Live plants arriving without the required international phytosanitary certificate and SPSIC shall be seized, confiscated or refused admission.

4. HOW TO REACH BAI AND BPI?

BAI is located at Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. BAI may be contacted through the following:
Telephone number/s– (+632) 925 4343 or (+632) 928 2743
Email address/es– [email protected] or [email protected]

BPI is located at 692 San Andres St. Malate, Manila. BAI may be contacted through the following:
Telephone number/s– (+632) 251 2267 or (+632) 404 0409
Email address/es– [email protected] or [email protected]

(Source: DA Department Order 09-2010; BAI Memorandum Circular 04-2016; www.bai.da.gov.ph; www.bpi.da.gov.ph)