What is the documents required to apply Premix Commodity Release Clearance (PCRC) in Philippines?


Two Year Validity Of The Certificate Of Analysis For The Premix Commodity Release Clearance (PCRC) In The Philippines

According to confectionary law in the Philippines, under Sugar Order No. 8, all imported whey products must apply for the issuance of Premix Commodity Release Clearance (PCRC). This applies to all products with or without added sugar and other sweetening ingredients.

To apply for a Premix Commodity Release Clearance (PCRC), there are some documents that are required to be submitted to the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). One of documents required is laboratory analysis which the laboratory analysis is from SRA.

Based on Memorandum Circular No. 10 from Sugar Regulatory Administration, the Certificate of Analysis issued by the SRA laboratory will have a validity period of 2 years from the date of issuance.



Sugar Regulatory Administration. (2015). Sugar Order No. 8 Rules and Regulations on the Issuance of Premix Commodity Release Clearance (PCRC) Covering the Importation of Whey, Whether Or Not Containing Added Sugar Or Other Sweetening Matter Under Tariff Heading 04.04, Sugar Confectionery (Including White Chocolate) Not Containing Cocoa under Tariff Heading 17.04 and Chocolates and Other Food Preparations Containing Cocoa under Tariff Heading 18.06 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines – The ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (TYCP-AHTN 2012).

Sugar Regulatory Administration. (2021). Memorandum Circular No. 10 All Concerned Importers of Food Preparations Requiring the Issuance of Premix Commodity Release Clearance (PCRC) By The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA).