By Rodelio A. Torre | Export Assistance and Business Matching Division (EABMD) | DTI-Export Marketing Bureau

16 February 2019

Published also in Business Mirror


The CEC and CO is not a requirement for the export of coffee in small quantities or for direct consumption in stores, ships, air crafts and other international commercial carriers.  Small quantities are samples and parcels up to a maximum weight of 60 kilogram of green coffee or the equivalent thereof, namely 120 kg of dried coffee cherry; or 75 kg of parchment coffee; or 50.4 kg of roasted coffee; or 23 kg of soluble or liquid coffee.

A request for a certificate of exemption should be secured from the EMB for the export of coffee in small quantities of non-exporters of coffee. The requirements for the CE application are the following: letter of intent; proof/supporting data for the request; and photocopy of the identification card of the applicant.

The services for coffee accreditation and coffee export documentation are free of charge. Applicants may proceed to the EMB Frontline Desks, Ground Floor, DTI International Building, 375 Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City. For other related inquiries, please call +632-465-3300 local 106 or e-mail