Philippine PICCS: The Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances

Little Pro on 2016-01-04

The Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) is a list of all existing chemical substances used, sold, distributed, imported, manufactured, stored, exported, treated or transported in the Philippines. The first PICCS was published in 1995 and then updated in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011.

The latest edition of PICCS was issued in 2011 and it contains more than 46,000 chemical substances. PICCS(2011) can be searched here. You can search the inventory by English name or CAS No.

Tips on Searching PICCS

If you cannot access PICCS 2011 via above link, you may download PICCS 2007 to do a preliminary check. Please also read Priority Chemicals List (PCL) and Chemical Control Order(CCOs) when you check.

What if my substance is not on PICCS?

A substance that cannot be found on PICCS will be regarded as a new substance in the Philippines. Manufacturers or importers need to submit a Pre-Manufacture and Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN) of new substance to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) and secure clearance.

What if my substance is on PICCS?

You do not need to notify your substance and secure clearance from DENR-EMB prior to production or importation provided that these chemicals are not on Priority Chemical Lists (PCL) and not are subject to Chemical Control Orders (CCO).

However, the Bureau of Customs sometimes request companies to prove that their substances are listed on PICCS. In that case, companies are usually recommended to apply for PICCS certification in advance.

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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