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The S&C Portal
The Standards and Conformance (S&C) Portal is an online facility that offers an easy access to a wide range of information on standards, regulations and conformity assessment activities in the Philippines and other WTO member countries.
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Why Use the S&C Portal?
It facilitates a fast, efficient and cost-effective way of obtaining extensive information on standards, conformity assessment requirements, and other trade-related technical regulations/laws;
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Who's Behind the S&C Portal?
The S&C Portal is administered by the Department of Trade and Industry's Bureau of Product Standards (DTI-BPS), which is the National Standards Body of the Philippines and the WTO TBT Enquiry Point of the country.  
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Bureau of Philippine Standards Product Certification Mark Scheme


Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) Certification Mark

Philippine Standard (PS) Certification Mark

Approved Clearance for Release

ICC Certificate

PS License Holder Certified Product

Conditional Release

Certificate of Exemption


Status/Inspection Body


DAO 05:2008

DAO 04:2008


National Single Window (NSW) SD-A05-QF19

Scope Products Under Mandatory Certification
Logos Approved Logo for Steel Products

Fire Extinguishers: A first aid in fire fighting

The month of March is recognized as the Fire Prevention Month in the Philippines by virtue of Proclamation No. 115-A signed by then President Ferdinand Marcos in 1966. This initiative propagates "safety consciousness among our people every day of the year as a positive preventive approach to a problem that can be solved by more caution, vigilance, sobriety, exercise of common sense and respect for the law."

However, the number of fire related incidents continue to rise even as awareness campaigns and continuous information drive are carried out by concerned government agencies.

The Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP), the agency responsible for the prevention and suppression of all destructive fires, recorded 19,292 fire incidents nationwide last year wherein 5,121 happened in the month of March only. An escalation compared to the 2015 data which was recorded at 17,138 with 4,374 fire incidents occurred in the month of March.

News reports also state that from Jan. 1 to Feb. 15 2017, there were already 259 fires reported in the NCR. The three (3) leading causes of the said incidents are electrical connections; open flames due to torch or sulo; and, due to lighted cigarette butt.

With a tropical and maritime climate similar to many Central American countries, the Philippines experience both the rainy season from June to November; and, the dry season from December to May. The hot dry season typically starts from March until May. It is around the month of March that temperature and humidity start to reach high levels.



NQI: Raising the Philippines’ competitiveness

The Philippines continues to be one of the rising economies in Asia. And with the current setup in the world economy where goods and services is the name of the game, constant growth and development of a culture of quality should be of national importance. Not only does it improve the standard of products in the country, it also opens the door for local manufacturers to export their products to foreign markets.

Quality should always be a top priority for Philippine products if the country wants to be as competitive as its neighbouring nations. Technology and globalization have brought about a boom in exchange of products between countries prompting for a more focused approach on the importance of product quality. Local manufacturers should also consider the possibility of penetrating outside markets especially in the age of online selling.

To assist the country and promote trade investment for further economic development, the European Union expands its support to the Philippines through the continuation of the Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA) Project. The aid, composed of six (6) interlinked components, aims to support the country’s integration into the regional and international investment systems through policy and legislative reforms; procedural and technical improvements; capacity development; and also contribute to the increase in exports as a building block for job creation and poverty reduction.


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