The DTI through the Bureau of Import Services (BIS) initiates and conducts preliminary determination on petitions for trade remedy measures (i.e. anti-dumping, subsidies and countervailing and safeguard measures) to determine whether or not to impose provisional measure on industrial goods.

DTI also formulates and recommends appropriate definitive action on petitions for trade remedy measures based on the formal report of findings submitted by the Tariff Commission on petitions for imposition and extension of the measure.  DTI also prepares and issues Orders and notices to implement decisions on petitions for trade remedy measures.

Such trade remedies are divided broadly into 3 legislations as aligned with the WTO Agreements:

    RA 8800 -  The Safeguard Measures Act

    RA 8752 -  The Anti-Dumping Act of 1999

    RA 8751 -   Countervailing Measures

Trade Remedy Measures

Safeguard Measures - emergency relief provided to a domestic industry, producing like or directly competitive product, which was seriously injured due to sudden and sharp increase in volume of imports

Anti-dumping Measures -  provides protection to a Philippine domestic industry which is being materially injured, or is likely to be materially injured by the dumping of articles imported into or sold in the Philippines.

An exporting company is said to be "dumping”  when exporters sell their product to an importer in the Philippines at a price lower than its normal value and is causing material injury to a domestic industry producing like product.

Countervailing Measures - measure imposed on a product which is granted directly or indirectly by the government of the country of export any kind of specific subsidy.

“Subsidy" refers to any specific assistance (e.g., financial contribution, income or price support schemes) directly or indirectly provided by the government of the country of export or origin in respect of the product imported into the Philippines.   

Where to File

Where to File

  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - non-agricultural products

Director Luis M. Catibayan

Bureau of Import Services

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Phone No.: 896-4430 or 403-1418

Fax No.: 896-4431

  • Department of Agriculture (DA) - agricultural products 

Investigative Bodies  

  • DTI/DA:


Preliminary Determination

  • Tariff Commission:

Final Determination


  • Department of Finance (DOF)
  • Bureau of Customs  (BOC)


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