REVENUE MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 1-2016 issued on January 7, 2016 implements the
centralized processing and issuance of Authority to Release Imported Goods (ATRIGs) for
All application for ATRIGs for excisable products shall be processed and issued centrally
at the BIR National Office, more particularly by the Excise LT Regulatory Division. ATRIGs
issued by the Regional Offices and Excise Tax Areas upon the effectivity of this Order shall be
considered null and void.
All ATRIGs manually processed and issued by the Regional Offices for VAT exempt
transactions shall be stamped with the phrase, “NOT VALID FOR ALL EXCISABLE