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[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10864, June 10, 2016 ]

AN ACT DEFINING RAW SUGAR OR RAW CANE SUGAR, AMENDING SECTION 109(A) AND (F) OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION. 1. Section 109(A) and (F) of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:
“SEC. 109. Exempt Transactions. - (1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2) hereof, the following transactions shall be exempt from the value-added tax:

“(A) Sale or importation of agricultural and marine food products in their original state, livestock and poultry of a kind generally used as, or yielding or producing foods for human consumption; and breeding stock and genetic materials therefor.

“Products classified under this paragraph shall be considered in their original state even if they have undergone the simple processes of preparation or preservation for the market, such as freezing, drying, salting, broiling, roasting, smoking or stripping.  Polished and/or hushed rice, corn grits, raw sugar or raw cane sugar and molasses, ordinary salt and copra shall be considered in their original state;

“For this purpose, notwithstanding the process/es involved its production, ‘raw sugar or raw cane sugar’ means sugar whose content of sucrose by weight, in the dry state, corresponds to a polarimeter reading of less than 99.5 degrees.”

“x x x.

“(F) Services by agricultural contract growers and milling for others of palay into rice, corn into grits and sugar cane into raw sugar or raw cane sugar.”

“x x x.”
SEC. 2. Implementing Rules and Regulating. - The Secretary of Finance, upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, shall issue the implementing rules and regulations of this Act within ninety (90) days starting from the effectivity of this Act: Provided, That the failure of the concerned agencies to promulgate the said rules and regulations shall not prevent the implementation of this Act upon its effectivity.

SEC. 3. Repealing Clause. - All laws, acts, decrees, executive orders, issuances, and rules and regulations or parts thereof which are contrary to and inconsistent with any provision of this Act are hereby repealed, amended, or modified accordingly.

SEC. 4. Separability Clause. - If any provision of this Act is subsequently declared unconstitutional, the validity of the remaining provisions hereof shall remain in full force and effect.

SEC. 5. Effectivity. - This Act shall take effect immediately after its complete publication either in the Official Gazetter or in a newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines.

Approved,

(Sgd.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
President of the Senate
(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
Speaker of the House
of Representatives

This Act which is a consolidation of House Bill No. 5713 and Senate Bill No. 2987 was finally passed on February 2, 2016.

(Sgd.) OSCAR G. YABES
Secretary of the Senate
(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General
House of Representatives

Approved:

BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines

Lapsed into law on June 10, 2016
Without the signature of the President,
In accordance with Article VI, Section
27 (1) of the Constitution

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