Plants, plant products and planting materials being brought in by arriving travelers shall be declared to the Customs Officer and Plant Quarantine Officer at the port of entry for inspection and clearance.

Declarable items include:

  • Living plants
  • Seedlings
  • Seedless fruits for planting
  • Bulbs/tubers
  • Fresh fruits/vegetables
  • Grains
  • Beans
  • Pure culture of any organism
  • Spices
  • Herbs
  • Fried and dried mushroom/mushroom cultures
  • Cut flowers
  • Soil
  • Other commodity capable of harboring plant pest

Items without Plant Quarantine Clearance shall be confiscated and disposed of accordingly.

Information on the application procedures for the issuance of a Domestic Permit, are available via the official website of the National Plant Quarantine Services Division.

Further inquiries may be directed to:

            National Plant Quarantine Services Division

            Bureau of Plant Industry

            Department of Agriculture

            692 San Andres St., Malate

1004 Manila, Philippines

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Telephone: +63 2 8524-3749 / +63 2 8404-0409