Philippine Chemical Control Order (CCOs)

Little Pro on 2016-01-04

Chemicals that are subject to Chemical Control Order (CCO) are restricted or banned due to their serious risks to human health or the environment. You need to obtain permission from DENR first before importing them into the Philippines. They are also subject to mandatory GHS SDSs and labelling.

Chemicals subject to CCOs include Ozone-depleting substances, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Mercury, Asbestos and Cyanides.

How to Comply with Chemical Control Orders (CCO)

For chemical substances subject to Chemical Control Orders, you need to register them with DENR-EMB & obtain import clearance.

In addition to that, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Limitation in Industrial Use: a. Gradual phase out of import and manufacturing or b. Gradual substitution of the chemical uses and premises
  • Annual Report to DENR-EMB. All manufacturers, importers, and industrial users of chemicals must submit an annual report to DENR-EMB that include the following information:
    • a. General Information (premise)
    • b. Production and management information
    • c. Number and category of employees exposed and exposure duration
    • d. Waste generated (fluids, sludge, slurry, scraps, etc.), and storage, treatment, and disposal information (type of treatment and land disposal premises, location, methods, etc.)
  • Labeling Requirements
  • Storage Requirements
  • Treatment and Disposal Requirements
  • Self-Inspection
  • Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

Reference & Resources

Click here to access all references and resources for Philippine including the English translation of regulations, regulatory lists and useful links to the websites of competent authorities.

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