Importation/ Exportation Guidelines

These are The Guidelines concerning the importation/exportation of optical or magnetic media in relation to Memorandum Circulars 2005-005 and 2005-008.

1. Importation/Exportation, done by individuals, of optical media, namely compact discs (CD), video compact discs (VCD), digital versatile discs (DVD), as well as video home system tapes (VHS), and betamax tapes, for personal consumption, shall no longer require a license from the Optical Media Board. The mentioned importation or exportation done by individuals shall be presumed to be for personal consumption, provided that said individual imports/exports, in a single shipment, only six (6) pieces or less of the items mentioned in the previous paragraph.

2. Individuals which import/export seven (7) pieces or more of the items mentioned in paragraph 1 shall be required to secure a permit or license, whichever is applicable, from the Optical Media Board before engaging in such commercial transaction.

3. Corporate or Juridical entities which import/export the items mentioned in paragraph 1 shall be required to secure a permit or license, whichever is applicable, from the Optical Media Board, regardless of quantity.

4. The importation/exportation of magnetic media such as solid state drives (SDD), hard disc drives (HDD), secure digital card (SD card), flash/thumb drives, and technical variations thereof, regardless of quantity, shall require a permit or license, whichever is applicable, from the Optical Media Board, whether said importation/exportation be done by an individual or a corporate/juridical entity.