NTA's Increase in License/Permit Fees ( NTA Memorandum Circular No. 002-14 )

October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014


TO : All Licensed Tobacco Trading Centers Wholesale Tobacco Dealers/Redrying Plants Field Representatives Exporters/Importers/Transshippers
SUBJECT : NTA's Increase in License/Permit Fees


WHEREAS, the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) pursuant to Executive Order No. 245, has issued Amended Rules & Regulations Governing Trading of Locally-Grown Tobacco Leaf & Amended Rules & Regulations Governing the Exportation and Importation of Leaf Tobacco & Tobacco Products;

WHEREAS, the NTA has revised the license/permit fees for the aforesaid rules & regulations since 2010;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Administrative Order No. 31, Series of 2012, which authorizes all government agencies to revise their fees to at least recover the actual cost of services rendered, there is a need to revise the present fees assessed by the NTA; and

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the foregoing premises and by virtue of the powers conferred into National Tobacco Administration, starting CY 2015, the licensing/permit fees shall be increased, as follows;

SECTION 1. The license fees as provided in Rule 1, Regulation III (for Trading Centers — TC Buying Station Extension) is amended as follows:

License to Buy

A. Virginia Flue Cured or Burley Air Cured
Fees (PhP)
  250,000-kg and below
  250,001-350,000 kg
  350,001-450,000 kg
  Above 450,000-kg
B. Native/Dark Air Cured Leaf Tobacco
  250,000-kg and below
  250,001-350,000 kg
  350,001-450,000 kg
  Above 450,000-kg

SECTION 2. The permit fees as provided in Rule 1, Regulation III (for WTDs) & Rule 1, Regulation IX (for RPs) are hereby amended as follows: SCADIT

Permit and Authority to Purchase/Redry

a. Wholesale Tobacco Dealers (WTDs) 16,200.00*
b. Redrying Plants (RPs) 16,200.00*

SECTION 3. Section 8 of the Amended Rules & Regulations Governing the Exportation/Importation/Transshipment of Leaf Tobacco & Tobacco Products is amended as follows:

A. License/Permit Fee (Annual)

a. Import 13,500.00*
b. Export 13,500.00*
c. Transship 13,500.00*

Note: * New Applicants

Effectivity — This Memorandum Circular shall take effect on 01 January 2015.

Approved under Board Resolution No. 443-2014 dated 23 October 2014.

By Authority of the NTA Governing Board.


(SGD.) EDGARDO D. ZARAGOZAVice-Chairman of the NTA Board & Administrator