How to Register Your Pharmacy Business in the Philippines

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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Website: www.dole.gov.ph
Requirements:

  • Accomplished Rule 1020 Form
  • Lay-out of business location
  • Vicinity map

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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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 signboard

    Additional:

  • 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

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: [email protected]
Website: www.dti.gov.ph

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