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Draft Department Administrative Order



Pursuant to the provisions of R.A. No. 4109, R.A. No. 7394 and E.O. No. 913 Series of 1993, the following rules and regulations governing the BPS Product Safety Certification Scheme are hereby prescribed and promulgated for the compliance, information and guidance of all concerned.


1.1 This Department Administrative Order prescribes the rules and regulations on Product Safety Certification Scheme for all products under BPS technical regulation, whether locally manufactured/assembled or imported. The objective of the Product Safety Certification Scheme is to ensure that products designated under technical regulation meet the specified safety requirement/s consistent with a mechanism of safeguarding impartiality set forth in ISO 17065.


For purposes of this Order, the following definitions shall apply:

2.1 Audit - a systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence, and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria are fulfilled.

2.2 Audit criteria – set of policies, procedures or requirements used as a reference against which audit evidence is compared.

2.3 Attestation – Iissuance of a statement of conformity based on a decision following review of an audit report, that fulfillment of specified requirements has been demonstrated.

2.4ccredited Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) – inspection body, testing laboratory or certification body accredited under ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17025 or ISO/IEC 17065, respectively, in its relevant updated version/edition by the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) or by an accreditation body that is a signatory to regional/international agreements entered into by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines through DTI (i.e. APLAC, ILAC, IAF)... Continuation...

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

DTI eases doing business in issuance of ICC Certificates

1. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) issues the Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 15-01, Series of 2015 entitled, “Measures to Facilitate the Issuance of the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC)”.

2. “There are significant increases on the number of ICC applications and number of test reports received and evaluated by the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS). To expedite the process, I directed the BPS to adopt and implement stop-gap measures to facilitate ease in doing business which resulted to the issuance of DAO No. 15-01, S.2015. With the new DAO, the processing time for ICC applications will be streamlined to up to only three (3) working days compared to the previous processing time of five (5) – 7 days. This further enhances DTI’s performance in ensuring ease in doing business without compromising product safety,” says DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo.

3. The products in the BPS List of Products under Mandatory Certification that are life-threatening were retained to facilitate the issuance of ICC, while the rest of the products in the current list are now classified as Products under Mandatory Labeling.

4. According to DAO 05:2008, the validity of a Test Report (TR) shall be observed and accepted. Thus, the TRs of the following products shall have a one (1)- year validity from the date of issuance, provided that the imported products were manufactured by the same company, with the same type and model:
5. Applications with no valid test report/s shall be issued with the ICC certificate, however, the inspection, inventory, sampling and product test procedures shall be conducted prior to the release of ICC stickers.


Advisory to All Importers

BPS Advisory No.2

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