Appendix A Application Form

BOC application form for advance ruling oigin

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Republic of the Philippines
You will need the following information to complete this form and submit supporting

Details of Requesting Person
The preferential or non-preferential origin issue to be considered
A comprehensive description of the business arrangement and the period of time
The business reasons for the arrangement, if applicable
Copies of all relevant documents with the relevant parts identified
Proposed origin treatment with reference to applicable laws and regulations
Whether a previous request has been made regarding the same or similar
transaction. If it has, please provide the outcome and reference any ruling or
reply given

Please complete this form and submit it to the Bureau of Customs’ TST – AR under the
through Requests shall not be considered as filed
without payment of Application Fee and submission of mandatory documents and
information has been submitted.
SECTION 1: DETAILS OF REQUESTING PERSON (all fields are mandatory)
1. Name of Importer or Foreign Exporter
Name: ___________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
TIN: _________________________ Email: ____________________________
Tel. No.: _______________________ Fax No. ___________________________
2. Contact Person
tick if same as above
Name: _________________________ Position: __________________________
Company: ________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
Email: _________________________Tel. / Fax No. _______________________
3. Local Agent (if Foreign Exporter)
Name: _________________________ Position: __________________________
Company: ________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
Email: _________________________Tel. / Fax No. _______________________
For local agents, kindly attach corresponding Letter of Authority duly signed by the
Importer or Foreign Exporter.

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SECTION 2. SUPPORTING INFORMATION (Sections 1.1 to 1.8 mandatory)
1. Details of commercial arrangement and
valuation issue to be considered

1.1. Port of Origin, including all transit
1.2. Whether the goods have previously
been imported into the Philippines
1.3. Proposed Origin Criteria
1.4. Please provide complete description
of goods such as make or brand;
model or style; Capacity, Quality,
Grade, Process; etc. as required by
CAO No. 08-2007 and CMO No. 28 –
1.5. HS Code or AHTN Code
1.6. Description of materials used in
manufacture, indicating HS Code or
AHTN Code, origin and value (include
samples, photographs, plans and
catalogues, etc.)

1.7. Document
documents attached as reference. If
none, indicate as “N/A”.

1.8. Has a previous request for Advance Ruling been made on similar goods?
Yes _______ No _______
If yes, attach the relevant document.
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Please make sure that BCOR (Bureau of Customs Official Receipt) or proof of
international wire transfer for Foreign Exporters is attached
I hereby declare under the penalty of perjury and falsification of public documents under
the RA 3815 otherwise known as Revised Penal Code of the Philippines and RA 8792
otherwise known as the E-Commerce Act of 2000 that:
there are no pending issues concerning the transaction for which the ruling is sought
before the Bureau or any other governmental agency, tribunal, or court;
I have not sought an advice from the Bureau concerning the transaction.
I declare that I have sought an advice from the Bureau concerning the transaction
and the advice given was as follows:
I declare further, that all the information contained in this application are true and
correct to the best of my knowledge.
1. Name
2. Signature

3. Date

Date received:
Date(s) additional information requested:
Reasons for rejection:

Name and position of examining officer:

Signature of examining officer:

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Notes on the Completion of Application for Customs Advance Ruling on
The following explanatory notes provide specific guidance on the completion of
Appendix A. Please read them carefully before completing your request for

Advance Ruling.

Box 1. Details of Requesting Person
For these purposes, a Requesting Person means an Importer or Foreign Exporter who
or which is requesting for Advance Ruling on rules of origin on goods that will be
imported into or exported from the Philippines. All required information should be
provided. The name of the authorized representative (e.g., agent) should be
indicated, if applicable. A written authorization should also be submitted.
Box 2. Contact Person
At any time during the evaluation of the goods, the Bureau may require classification
or additional information from the Requesting Person. He or she may designate a
contact person with access to technical information about the goods.
Box 3. Details of Goods
The product or trade name is the name by which the goods are known to trader and
manufacturers and/or which is indicated in the import or export documents.
For imports, the country of origin refers to the country or state where the goods were
produced or manufactured, and not the port of origin. This information is needed for
determining the origin of the goods.
Requesting Persons may indicate the tariff classification (Harmonized System Code)
of the goods in the country of origin, if known and attach supporting document.
The description of the goods should be sufficient to enable the goods to be identified.
Requesting Person may include information about the composition of the goods,
production process, properties, structure, function, intended use, packaging, and
other pertinent information.
Box 4. Enclosures Submitted
Any samples, technical catalogs or brochures, duly certified composition, plans,
photographs or other documents available, which may assist in determining the origin
of the goods, should be submitted.
Box 5. Certification
By printing his or her name and affixing his or her signature, the Requesting Person
certifies under the penalty of perjury and falsification of public documents under RA
3815 otherwise known as Revised Penal Code of the Philippines and RA 8792
otherwise known as the E-Commerce Act of 2000 that all information and enclosure(s)
being submitted are true and correct and relate to the goods applied for Advance
Ruling on rules of origin.

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Furthermore, Requesting Person commits that any additional information required
will be submitted within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of receipt of request
from the Bureau.

* Pursuant to Section 1103 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), an
application for Advance Ruling on rules of origin shall cover one (1) product or item
only. It shall be filed at least ninety (90) calendar days before the date of importation
or exportation in question, which is the date of lodgement of goods declaration.
**An Advance Ruling on rules of origin is not a decision on whether or not the goods
may be a prohibited or regulated import or export. It is the responsibility of the
Importer or Foreign Exporter to ensure that the goods are not prohibited and secure
the required import or export clearance if the goods are regulated.
***Any confidential information should be properly redacted.

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