For a Letter of Credit (L/C) transaction, a duly accomplished L/C, including a Pro-forma Invoice and Single Administrative Document (SAD) for Advance Customs Import Duty (ACID) is required. A Pro-forma Invoice is required for a non-L/C transaction e.g. Draft Documents against Acceptance (D/A), Documents against Payment (D/P), Open Account (OA) or Self-funded documentation.
Prohibited Importation– the importation of the following goods are prohibited (Chapter 3, Section 118 CMTA):Written or printed goods in any form containing any matter advocating or inciting treason, rebellion, insurrection, sedition against the government of the Philippines, or forcible resistance to any law of the Philippines, or written or printed goods containing any threat to take the life of, or inflict bodily harm upon any person in the Philippines;Goods, instruments, drugs and substances designed, intended or adapted for producing unlawful abortion, or any printed matter which advertises, describes or gives direct or indirect information where, how or by whom unlawful abortion is committed;Written or printed goods, negatives or cinematographic films, photographs, engravings, lithographs, objects, paintings, drawings or other representation of an obscene or immoral character;Any goods manufactured in whole or in part of gold, silver or other precious metals or alloys and the stamp, brand or mark does not indicate the actual fineness of quality of the metals or alloy;Any adulterated or misbranded food or goods for human consumption or any adulterated or misbranded drug in violation of relevant laws and regulations;Infringing goods as defined under the Intellectual Property Code and related laws; andAll other goods or parts thereof which importation are explicitly prohibited by law or rules and regulations issued by the competent authority.
Import documents required for shipments to the Philippines include:Commercial Invoice/Pro-forma invoice;Bill of Lading (for sea freight) or air waybill (for air freight);Certificate of Origin (if requested);Packing list;Applicable special certificates/import clearance/permit depending on the nature of goods being shipped and/or requested by the importer/bank/letter of credit clause, e.g. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) license; andCommercial Invoice of Returned Philippine Goods and/or Supplemental Declaration on Valuation.
Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. operates a port terminal to provide passenger and cargo handling services. It offers berth management and ancillary services. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Manila, the Philippines.