Philippines Publishes Draft Policy to Revise the Priority Chemical List

Posted on: June 8, 2018

by Thuy Dang

Manila, Philippines - read about draft policy for the Priority Chemical List on Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) published a draft DENR Administrative Order (DAO) to promulgate the third revision of the Priority Chemical List (PCL).  The circular is expected to repeal or amend any previous regulations with inconsistent requirements (DAO 1998-58 and DAO 2005-27).

The draft DAO lists 92 chemicals on the PCL and covers the requirements for importers, distributors and end-users to obtain the PCL Compliance Certificate through the official on-line portal.  The draft also identified 10 out of 48 chemicals in the current PCL subject to Chemical Control Order (CCO) regulations that no longer need a PCL Compliance Certificate.

Comments on the regulation can be submitted to the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) via phone at (02)928-8892 or via e-mail at

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Priority Chemical List (PCL)


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