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The S&C Portal
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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

ISO: Gender equality for a better world

What changes when there is more gender equality? That is the question that we are invited to reflect upon during this year’s International Women’s Day (8 March). Picture it, says UN Women, empowering women means empowering humanity.

According to a report by Action Aid, economic inequality for women costs a staggering USD 9trillion per year in the developing world.  If women and men had more equality at work, it would increase gross domestic product (GDP) in various countries by between 5% and 34%, says the International Monetary Fund.  “Countries with higher levels of gender equality have higher economic growth. Companies with more women on their boards have higher returns to shareholders. Parliaments with more women consider a broader range of issues and adopt more legislation on health, education, anti-discrimination and child support,” explains UN women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

So why are we not there yet? Cultural, economic and societal barriers to progress are still in place in many parts of the world. In the technical world of standards, women are getting increasingly involved, and many of them are leaders of the ISO technical committees where standards are developed, covering everything from IT to finance. Yet there is still a long way to go, as a disproportionate majority of participating experts are men.



DTI proposes revisions on product certification scheme

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) proposes changes on the rules and regulations of its Product Certification Scheme to align to current international trade practices, to provide ease of doing business, to enliven competition in the retail market, and, to ensure consumers’ access to safe consumer products and services.

DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo declares, “The revisions to the BPS product certification scheme are timely as we align our business and consumer programs to the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) economic integration.  Simultaneously, we were guided with the Department’s intent to streamline its policies and procedures to add more ease in doing business in the country”.

DTI-BPS Director-in-Charge Atty. Ann Claire C. Cabochan explains, “The revision of the administrative orders is part of the Bureau’s program in keeping its guidelines and procedures abreast with the regional and global trade developments to contribute in the DTI’s efforts on trade facilitation”.


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