Little Pro on 2016-01-04
Pre-Manufacture and Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN) for new substances was authorized by the Republic Act 6969 - Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act of 1990. Manufacturers and importers of a new substance that is not listed on PICCS are required to notify DENR-EMB(*) of their intent to manufacture or import the new substance not sooner than 180 days and not later than 90 days.
*DENR-EMB:The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB).
The following substances are exempt from PMPIN.
Note: For small quantity of new substances(<1t/y) which are exempt from PMPIN, you must apply for Small Quantity Importation Certification (SQI). Even for substances listed listed on PICCS, you may apply for PICCS certification(not a compulsory requirement).
The picture below shows how to determine if a substance requires notification and what type of certificate is applicable.
There are two types of PMPIN for new substances manufactured or imported with volume(>=1,000kg/y): abbreviated form and detailed form.
|PMPIN Abbreviated form||
|PMPIN Detailed form||
Once a notification has been granted, a registrant must submit a Notice of Commencement (NOC) of Import Form within 30 days since the first import. Only after submission of this form will the new substance be added to PICCS. The new chemical substance will be added to the PICCS 1 year after the NOC has been submitted unless registrants have applifed for CBI protection.
Small Quantity Importation Certification(SQI) is required prior to the importation of small quantity of new substances (less than 1000 kg/year) into the Philippines. The following info is required for application of SQI.
Companies shall apply for polymer exemption certificate if their new polymers meet one of the following criteria.
The information required includes a letter of request, SDS and detailed composition list. New polymer substances which do not meet above criteria must go through PMPIN or SQI process.
The purpose of PICCS certification is to show the Bureau of Customs or other authorities that a substance is indeed listed on PICCS. Companies may apply for PICCS certification for their substances by submitting the following info
Philippines has already implemented GHS in workplace through the "Guidelines for the Implementation of Global Harmonised System (GHS) in Chemical Safety Program in the Workplace" issued in 2014. GHS SDSs and labels are required for hazardous substances and mixtures in workplace from 14 March 2015.
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