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The S&C Portal
Why Use the S&C Portal?
Who's Behind the S&C Portal?
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

The Philippines’ WTO TBT Enquiry Point Page: Simplified to Serve You Better!

Transparency is one of the inherent and overriding principles in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement. As a signatory to the WTO Agreement, the Philippines is obliged to comply with the commitments. Thus, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) maintains a Standards and Conformance Portal which houses the Philippines’ TBT Enquiry Point Page where notifications made by other WTO Members could be accessed.

Transparency is not however the only name of the game. Information must also be provided in a predictable and timely manner. With this in mind, the Bureau continues to find ways to utilize new developments to improve the delivery of its service.

The new look and functionalities introduced are the major changes to the TBT Enquiry Point. The page now contains information on the coverage of the TBT Agreement and has a direct link to the WTO TBT Information Management System (TBT IMS), a recently established online platform of the WTO.

The page also hosts a weekly publication called BPS WTO TBT Notifications Bulletin. This weekly bulletin is envisaged to simplify the access to information by the relevant stakeholders by containing direct links to the notifications made by the WTO members. Entries are arranged by country and the deadline for comments is also listed. Exporters are encouraged to review notifications that they think will impact on market access to a particular country. They are also encouraged to submit comments to the notifications to BPS.

The TBT Notification Bulletin is released every Wednesday! To subscribe, contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

DTI welcomes ISO

The International Organization for Standardization or ISO and the Philippines’ National Standards Body (NSB), the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS), met last week in Manila to discuss the country’s standardization programs and activities.

DTI-Consumer Protection Group Undersecretary Atty. Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba welcomed ISO’s Secretary General, Mr. Rob Steele, in a meeting last 22 April 2015 in Crimson Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Undersecretary Dimagiba reported, “The DTI was honored to meet with ISO’s Mr. Steele, who underscored the relevant role of BPS as the country’s National Standards Body in ensuring that ISO’s international standards are being used and are referred to in developing and finalizing the Philippine National Standards”.
“The ISO also underscored that it is important for the PNS to be harmonized to ISO international standards to promote competitiveness and trade facilitation among the Philippine industries”, Undersecretary Dimagiba recounted.

In the meeting, the DTI reiterated its commitment to actively participate in the ISO’s Policy Development Committee and in the ISO Technical Committee meetings and activities.

Currently, the BPS joins the discussions of the ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment or CASCO, the ISO Committee on Consumer Policy or COPOLCO, and the ISO Committees on Developing Country Matters or DEVCO.


BPS develops PNS on plastic shopping bags

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has issued the Philippine National Standards (PNS) on the specifications of plastic shopping bags, which is a flexible plastic material used for containing and transporting goods.

The PNS 2097:2014 provides the general characteristics, safety and labelling requirements for plastic shopping bags.  It applies the terms and definitions of bidegradable, biodegradable plastic, compostable plastic, composting, degradable plastic, oxidatively degradable plastic, plastic, polymer and, recyclable.

The PNS 2097 lists the maximum allowable concentration of heavy metals and other toxic hazardous substances and the degradation requirements of a plastic shopping bag.

The BPS Technical Committee on Packaging and packaging materials or BPS/TC 40, in collaboration of the BPS Technical Committee on Plastics and plastic products or BPS/TC 45 prepared the said PNS.

In preparation of PNS 2097:2014, the said committees referred to the following PNS:
1. PNS 2102:2013 – Specifications for compostable plastic
2.PNS 2104:2011 – Standard specification for plastics that degrade in the environment by a combination of oxidation and biodegration
3. PNS/ BHDT ISO 8124-1:2008 – Safety of Toys – Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties

The DTI-BPS, as the National Standards Body, is the Philippines’ member to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

A copy of the standard may be availed for a minimal fee from the Standards Data Centre at 751.4736 and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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