Philippines Requirements Memo A summary of the requirements are as follows;
- Commercial U.S. exporters of dogs and cats should first ensure that their Philippine importer is registered with the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and approved by BAI to import commercial shipments of pet dogs and cats. If the Philippine importer is not registered with BAI, he/she can apply to be registered via the following web address: https://www.intercommerce.com.ph.
A Users Guide for the registration process
- The registered Philippine importer will obtain the required Philippine import permit (known by the acronym “SPSIC”) from BAI and provide a copy of the SPSIC to the U.S. exporter. There are no BAI restrictions on the number of dogs and/or cats that can be listed on a commercial SPSIC.
- The SPSIC will specify the animal health import requirements for the commercial U.S. origin dogs and/or cats that must be met prior to travel to the Philippines.
- Your private USDA accredited veterinarian will then issue an export health certificate in accordance with the criteria listed in the SPSIC. The USDA accredited veterinarian can use the APHIS Form 7001, the “United States Interstate and International Certificate of Health Examination for Small Animals” [https:///www.aphis.usda.gov/library/forms/pdf/APHIS7001.pdf] OR use the Veterinarian Export Health Certification System USDA APHIS Application Access - Home to PCIT and VEHCS.
- The corresponding export health certificate can only list the same number animals that are identified on the SPSIC. The number of animals listed on the SPSIC should match the number of animals listed on the APHIS export health certificate.
- All health certificates for commercial U.S. origin dogs and cats to the Philippines must be issued by a USDA accredited veterinarian, and then endorsed by USDA-APHIS prior to travel.
- The issuing USDA accredited veterinarian can upload the completed health certificate and submit the from electronically to APHIS for endorsement, through the Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS).
- APHIS endorsement may occur digitally in the VEHCS, and a paper copy of the final health certificate must accompany the shipment.