Philippine PICCS

Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) is an inventory of all chemicals and chemical substances in use throughout the country.Chemicals and chemical substances not included in the PICCS cannot be manufactured, imported, distributed, or used unless they have undergone the Pre-Manufacture and Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN) process.

The first PICCS developed by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was released in 2000. It contains approximately 24,000 chemicals and chemical substances nominated in 1993 by chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and users.

PICCS is updated every 5 years. The latest edition of PICCS(2011) includes more than 44,000 chemical substances.

PICCS can now be accessed online.

Free Webinar - An Introduction to PICCS and New Substance Notification (PMPIN) in Philippines


This webinar was successfully held on 18 Feb 2014. More than 230 attendees have registered for the webinar and around 95 companies have attended the webinar including many big chemical companies such as Shell, BP, Dow, DuPont, AkzoNobel, Solvay, Eastman, Honeywell, Henkel, Dow Corning. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this presentation free charge, please click here.


In Philippines, new chemical substances are those chemicals that are not included in the PICCS. As a policy, they cannot be manufactured, imported, distributed or used unless they have undergone the Pre-Manufacture and Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN) process. To help companies better understand the PMPIN process for new substances, CIRS would like to invite you to join our free webinar regarding the new substance notification in Philippines held on 18 Feb 2014.

Topics Covered

  • An introduction to PICCS and PMPIN in Philippines;
  • How to notify new chemical substances in Philippines;
  • The minimum data requirements and application materials;
  • The potential cost and duration of notification;
  • Specific requirements for small quantity importation;


Time and Schedule

  • Time: 18 February 2014, Tuesday, 4:15PM to 5PM (GMT+8);
  • Presentation: An introduction to new substance notification in Philippines(PMPIN);
  • Presenter: Ms Cloris Pan, Senior Chemical Regulatory Consultant;
  • Registration: Free of charge;
  • Language: English