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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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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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Disruptive Technologies and New Service Models: The Role of International Standards

Services constitutes the largest sector in the global economy today, accounting for 70% of global GDP, 60% of global employment and 46% of global exports measured in value-added terms. But this sector is not just growing, it is evolving – rapid advances in technology are leading to significant changes in service business models and service provision methods.

Faced with these potentially disruptive changes, International Standards offer businesses, governments and consumers tools to create trust, ensure the quality and safety of services, and facilitate their provision across borders.

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards announces that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) organized a 2-day workshop on disruptive technologies and new service models: the role of international standards. This workshop will focus on how International Standards for services can enable new technologies and business models in the services sector, concentrating on areas such as artificial intelligence and Big Data, e-commerce, cybersecurity, and blockchain. Standardizers, policymakers and industry representatives will come together to discuss the benefits of standards, how they can be effectively implemented, and potential new areas of standardization in the services sector.

To register, and for information, see the workshop website: www.cvent.com/d/96qljv.

New adopted standard to help boost the local sugar industry

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) adopted the latest edition of the Philippine National Standard (PNS) / Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standard (BAFS) 82:2018 White sugar – Specification.

In 2010, the standard was revised in order to boost the local sugar industry and ensure that the locally produced and traded sugars meet the current international standards for safety and quality. The PNS/BAFS 82:2018 which cancels and replaces its 2010 version, sets the specification of white sugar for human consumption.

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) requested the assistance of the BAFS in 2016 to lead the revision of said standard and to update the laboratory procedures for the analysis of sugar. A Technical Working Group (TWG) that led the revision of the standard was created through Special Order No. 239 Series of 2017 with representations from the Department of Agriculture (DA), namely BAFS and SRA, and members from the private sector.

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Identifying adhesives made easy through PNS ASTM D4800:2018

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) adopted the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D4800:2018 Standard Guide for Classifying and Specifying Adhesives as a Philippine National Standard (PNS). PNS ASTM D4800:2018 was approved for adoption upon the recommendation of the Bureau of Philippine Standards Technical Committee on Adhesives and Allied Products (BPS/TC 51).

Published by ASTM in 1994 and reapproved in 2011, DTI-BPS adopted the standard in June 2018. PNS ASTM D4800:2018 is a guide that provides a classification system for tabulating the properties of adhesives that are suitable for holding parts or assemblies together. The use of this guide also provides information necessary for the development of standard specifications for adhesives. The classification system will enable consumers to easily identify the right adhesives to use with various materials and substrates.

The DTI-BPS is the National Standards Body of the Philippines. It is the country’s member to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The PNS ASTM D4800:2018 may be secured for a minimal fee from the Standards Data Center at (02) 791.3127 or 507.7307 and through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

DTI approves PNS Code of Practice against Aflatoxin Contamination in Corn

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) approved the code of practice against aflatoxin contamination in corn, as Philippine National Standard (PNS) - Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) 27:2018, Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of aflatoxin contamination in corn.

The PNS/BAFS 27:2018 provides adequate measures to manage aflatoxin contamination in the supply chain following the framework of farm to table approach to food safety. It also provides guidance to all persons involved in producing and handling corn for entry into local and international trade intended for human and animal consumption. This code constitutes from on-farm production to on-farm/off-farm storage. This code of practice recommends measures that should be implemented by all persons that have the responsibility of assuring that food and feed are safe from aflatoxin.

Aflatoxin is a group of highly poisonous and carcinogenic compounds which are produced by strains of fungi, Aspergillus flavus Link and Aspergillus parasiticus Speare, on suitable substrate such as corn, peanuts, copra, and, other oilseeds.

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DTI adopts the International Standard on management system for private security operations as a Philippine National Standard

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) adopted the International Standard (IS) on Management System for Private Security Operations - Requirements with guidance for use, as a Philippine National Standard (PNS) - International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 18788:2018.

The PNS ISO 18788:2018 specifies requirements and provides guidance for organizations conducting or contracting security operations. It provides a business and risk management framework for the effective conduct of security operations. Organizations engaging in security operations manage the utilization of tactics, techniques, procedures, and equipment, including weapons, to achieve both operational and risk management objectives.

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