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Philippines | Import Control Policy on Secondhand

Import Control on Second-hand Electrical and Electronic goods Yes
Applicable Act/Decree/Notification * Republic Act 6969 "An act to Control Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes"
* DAO No.28 Series of 1994 "Interim Guideline for the Importation of Recyclable Materials containing Hazardous Substances
Date Mar 1994
Controlling Method Permit needed
Second-hand Commodity being Controlled Air Conditioner X
Cell Phone X
Copier X
CRT TV X
LCD TV X
Micro-wave Oven X
PC X
Printed Circuit Board X
Refrigerator X
Wash Machine X
Others  
Detail * DAO 92-29 stipulates that Philippines restricts the import of of all hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery. However DAO No.28 Series1994 allows recyclable materials containing hazardous substance be imported under limiting conditions upon obtaining permit from Department of Env & Natural Resources.

* According to DAO No.28 Series of 1994, a recyclable material is any material which is reused following its original use.

* DAO No.28 Series of 1994 Annex A stipulates all residuals of recycled material which contain hazardous substance without any acceptable methods in Philippines must be shipped back for "a.All electronic assemblies containing printed circuit boards b. Electronic components containing hazardous substances as TVs, VCR, stereo etc"

* DAO No.28 Series of 1994 states that all importers of recyclable materials containing hazardous substances listed in Annex A must first register with DENR and obtain Importation Clearance for each shipment.
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X=Second-hand commodity specified is subject to control.
-=Second-hand electric commodity is NOT subject to control.