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The Dangerous Drugs Board shall be implementing the following measures to minimize the risk of exposure of all stakeholders to the COVID-19 virus:

For clients of the Dangerous Drugs Board

  1. The validity of Certificates for Non-Controlled Chemicals and Exemptions for Chemical Mixtures, Finished Products, and Preparations Containing Controlled Precursors and Essential Chemicals, which will be expiring on the duration of the declared enhanced community quarantine (starting 16 March 2020), shall be extended until fifteen (15) days after the lifting of the Public Health Emergency Declaration.
  2. In the meantime, new applications for Certificates and Exemptions, including the required attachments, shall be sent thru email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Clients are advised to monitor the status of their applications through the ACEDS portal at www.ddb.gov.ph using the assigned transaction number.
  3. Collection of fees for Certificates and Exemptions shall be processed as delayed payment/s upon normalization of government operations when the Public Health Emergency Declaration is lifted.

For clients of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

  1. The validity of Licenses of registered entities especially in affected areas of the declaration, which are set to expire on the duration of the community quarantine (as stated in item 1 of this Advisory), shall be extended until fifteen (15) days after the lifting of the Public Health Emergency Declaration. No penalty shall be charged provided that the License/s is/are renewed within the said period.
  2. Collection of fees for Permits under Article III of DDB Regulation No. 1, Series of 2014 (i.e. Import, Export, Transit Permits) shall be processed as delayed payment/s upon normalization of government operations when the Public Health Emergency Declaration is lifted.
  3. In lieu of the Local Order Permit, entities shall adopt an alternative recording system, supported by purchase orders and other relevant documents, which shall be subject to inspection upon normalization of government operations.

Issued this 17th day of March 2020 in Quezon City, Philippines.

By the Authority of the Chairman:

Undersecretary EARL P. SAAVEDRA
Executive Director

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