If you plan to sell NFA rice or corn you need to apply for a license from the agency.
Just like any other businesses, before you can start one you should first secure a business permit. As with selling NFA rice or corn, the retailer must secure a license in order to engage in such business legally.
Guide to Apply for NFA License
- You can file the application directly at the NFA office that covers the area where you’re planning to open the business.
- New applicants should pay the application fee from the licensing officer to secure the application form. After accomplishing the application form, it will be submitted to the licensing officer along with the complete requirements. Once the application is approved, the applicant can prepare all the equipment for inspection by the NFA investigators. If everything is found in order, the license will be issued and must be displayed in the establishment.
- In case of renewal of funds, the procedure is the same as with new applicants, only that the licensing officer will issue renewal sticker if all the requirements are complete.
- After filing the application, the inspection will be conducted within 20 working days. After which, a notice will be given as to when the applicant will return to the NFA office to show all the requirements. The issuance of license will not exceed to twenty working days after the inspection.
How much is the licensing fee?
For single line of activity, the applicant will pay the amount of Php50.00 and Php100.00 for more than one activities. Likewise, the license fee also depends on the post-harvest equipment used.
Aside from the NFA license to sell rice or corn, the agency also requires registration of other facilities such as the following:
- Motor vehicles used to transport/haul of rice/corn whether for hire or exclusive use
- Threshers and warehouses for own produce
- Mechanical dryers for exclusive use of the owner or operator
- Packaging machines
- Hog and poultry raisers getting by-products from NFA
- Post-harvest facilities and non-operating mills
In case the operator decided to discontinue the business, the license will be returned to the NFA office along with the written notice. This way, you wouldn’t be charged to pay the entire lapse period if renewal.
In case the operator has several stores for the same business, he or she is required to apply for individual license for each outlet.