How to Register Your Pharmacy Business in the Philippines

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For Single Proprietorship
1. Business Name Registration
Visit Department of Trade & Industry (DTI)
Provincial Office where the business is located or log on to www.bnrs.dti.gov.ph
Validity : 5 years
Requirements:

  • Accomplished Business Name Registration Form [Single Proprietorship/Partnership
    (Optional)]
  • Registration fee of P300.00

2. Mayor’s Permit
Agency: Local municipality where the pharmacy business is located
Validity: 1 year
Requirements:
Accomplished Business Permit Application Form
• DTI – Business Name Certificate
• Sketch of the business location
• Two pcs. 2×2 colored ID Picture of applicant
• Registration fee, the amount of which depends on the type of the business
3. Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Agency: Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) National
Office, Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Trunkline: (632) 981.7000 / 981.8888
Email: contact_us@cctr.bir.gov.ph
Website: www.bir.gov.ph
Requirements (to be submitted to BIR Revenue
District Office where the business is located) :

  • Accomplished Form 1901
  • Mayors Permit
  • Registration Fee of P500.00

4. Social Security System (SSS) Certificate
Loans and Investment Office
SSS Building, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. nos.: (632) 920.6401 / 920.6446
Email: member_relations@sss.gov.ph
Website: www.sss.gov.ph
Requirements:

  • Accomplished R1 Form
  • DTI Business Name Certificate
  • Mayor’s Permit

5. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
Registration
(with 5 or more employees)
Agency: Department of Labor and Employment
(DOLE)-Labor Standard and Enforcement Division
Address: 2nd Flr. Dy International Building, San
Marcelino cor. Gen. Malvar St., Malate, Manila
Tel. No.: (632) 339.2013. Hotline No.: 527.8000
Email: osec@dole.gov.ph
Website: www.dole.gov.ph
Requirements:

  • Accomplished Rule 1020 Form
  • Lay-out of business location
  • Vicinity map
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II. For Partnership
1. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Certificate
Address: SEC Building, Edsa, Greenhills,
Mandaluyong City
Tel. nos.: (632) 726.0931 to 39
Email: mis@sec.gov.ph
Website: www.sec.gov.ph
or http://iregister.sec.gov.ph/MainServlet (for online registration)
Requirements:

  • Verification Slip Form (Re: Proposed Name)
  • Accomplished Registration Data Sheet
  • Articles of Partnership
  • Written Undertaking to Change Corporate Name
  • If the contributed capital is in the form of a real property, a Deed of Assignment executed by the stockholder who is the owner is needed

 
III. For Corporation
1. Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) Certificate
Address: SEC Building, Edsa, Greenhills, Mandaluyong City
Tel. nos.: (632) 726.0931 to 39
Email: mis@sec.gov.ph
Website: www.sec.gov.ph or http://iregister.sec.gov.ph/MainServlet (for online registration)
Requirements:

  • Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws
  • Verification Slip Form (Re: Corporate Name)
  • Accomplished Registration Data Sheet
  • Treasurer’s Affidavit
  • Bank Certificate of Deposit
  • Authority to Verify Bank Accounts
  • Written Undertaking to Change Corporate Name, when necessary
  • Subscriber’s Information Sheet
  • If the paid-up capital is in the form of a real
    property, submit the following additional
    requirements:

    • Statement of Assets and Liabilities;
    • Deed of Assignment executed by the stockholder who is the owner of the
      Property in favor of the corporation. If the property contributed is a building or a
      parcel of land, the deed must be presented to the Register of Deeds for
      registration;
    • If the property being contributed is a building, submit a detailed list of the building/s giving a brief description of each;
    • If the property being contributed is a parcel of land, submit a detailed list of the
      plot of land showing the OCT/TCT numbers, registered owner, lot and block
      numbers, area, location and encumbrances, if any; and
    • Registration fee of Php360.00

Other Agency
Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD)
Certificate
Agency: Bureau of Food and Drugs
Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Tel. Nos. (632) 807.0721 / (632) 842.5606
Email: bfad@bfad.gov.ph
Website: www.bfad.gov.ph
Requirements:

  • Notarized Petition Form/Joint Affidavit of Undertaking duly accomplished
  • Tentative list of products using generic and brand names, if any
  • Floor area not less than 15 square meters;
  • Generic white labels
  • Dry seal or rubber stamp of outlets
  • Pharmacist Registration Certificate
  • PRC-ID, valid PTR, ID picture and certificate of attendance of owner/pharmacist to a
    BFAD sponsored/accredited seminar on Licensing of Drug Establishments and
    Outlets
  • If single proprietorship, Certificate of Business Name Registration from the DTI
  • If corporation, copy of registration with SEC and Articles of Incorporation or Partnership
  • Contract of Lease for the space to be occupied if the owner does not own it
  • Picture of drugstore with signboardAdditional:
  • Location Plan
  • Floor Plan with dimension.The following reference books must be
    present:
  • Philippine National Drug Formulary R.A. 3720 otherwise known as Food,
    Drugs & Devices & Cosmetics Act
  • R.A. 6675 otherwise known as Generics Act of 1988 and relevant implementing
    rules and regulations
  • R.A. 5921 otherwise known as Pharmacy Law as amended and relevant implementing rules and regulations
  • R.A. 8203 otherwise known as SpecialLaw on Counterfeit Drugs

 
Any of the following reference books:

  • United States Pharmacopoeia/National Formulary (USP-NF) latest edition
    – Remington’s Pharmaceutical Sciences (latest edition)
    – Goodman and Gillman Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (latest edition)
    – Record books duly registered with BFAD (Prescription Book)
    Registration fee of P1,000.00
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BUREAU OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT (BSMED)
3rd Floor, OPPEN Building
349 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Tel. Nos.: (632) 890.4968 / 897.7596 / 897.1693
Fax No.: (632) 896.7916
Email: bsmed@dti.gov.ph
Website: www.dti.gov.ph

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