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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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DTI undertakes a Seminar-Workshop on Protocol and Social Graces

DTI-CPG Management Committee participated in the Protocol and Social Graces Workshop conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs – Foreign Service Institute (DFA-FSI). (From left to right: Mr. Ronnel O. Abrenica, DTI-Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB) Director; Ms. Lilian G. Salonga, DTI-CPAB Assistant Director; Atty. Marimel D. Porciuncula, DTI-Bureau of Philippine Standards Assistant Director; Atty. Ruth B. Castelo, Undersecretary of the DTI-Consumer Protection Group; Amb. Fortunato D. Oblena, Retired Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Syria; Ms. Eivette Carmen P. Lagman, Lead facilitator from DFA-FSI Special Programs Section; Atty. Ernesto V. Perez, Assistant Secretary of the DTI-CPG; Engr. James E. Empeño, Director of the DTI-BPS. Atty. Ann Claire C. Cabochan, Director of Bureau of International Trade Relations also participated in the workshop.)

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG), through the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS), conducted a two-and-a-half-day Seminar-Workshop on Protocol and Social Graces held last 24-26 January 2018 at the Bureau of Investments Conference Room.

The DTI-BPS, in implementing its functions such as the Philippines’ National Standards Body (NSB), the regulatory arm for the safety of critical products, and the National Notification Authority (NNA) and National Enquiry Point (NEP) for the World Trade Organization Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO-TBT), participates as host, chairperson and delegate in international and regional assemblies, conferences, negotiations, meetings, discussions, programs, workshops, seminars, and activities.


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

DTI reviews Philippine National Standard on Steel bars for concrete reinforcement

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) undertakes review of the Philippine National Standard (PNS) 49:2002, Steel bars for concrete reinforcement – Specification (PNS 49:2002) through the BPS Technical Committee on Steel (BPS/TC 11) Sub-Committee on Steel for Long Products (SC 01).

The PNS 49:2002 specifies the requirements for deformed steel bars for concrete reinforcement. It applies to steel bars manufactured from prime billets or ingots, supplied as rolled or hot-rolled with subsequent quenching and self-tempering.

DTI-BPS Director Engr. James E. Empeño emphasizes, “The BPS periodically reviews a PNS to ensure that the standard remains relevant and useful to its consumers. The urgent review of PNS 49 is necessary to consider global developments and subsequently assist the Philippine government, industry, and, consumers.”

The revision of PNS 49 began on August 2017 and is expected to be finished within the year, depending on issues that will be raised and decided by the TC. The BPS Technical Committee will conduct its third meeting on 25 January 2018 to discuss the provisions on sampling procedures and alignment of the standard to the recent National Structural Code of the Philippines (NSCP).


ISO circulates guidelines in publicizing ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) circulates strict guidelines to assist organizations in publicizing certifications to the ISO 9001 quality management system and ISO 14001 environmental management system standards.

"By using ISO's guidelines, you will avoid the pitfalls of false, misleading or confusing statements in your communications about ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 certification and thus avoid harming the credibility of your organization. If you follow the guidelines, you will be demonstrating the same rigour in your communications about certification as you have done in implementing your ISO 9001 quality management system or ISO 14001 environmental management system." ISO stresses.

The guidelines are intended to help organizations apply good practice when publicizing, communicating and promoting their certification to stakeholders including staff, customers and business partners, and to the general public. The guidelines will prove useful in preparing promotional and communication material such as press releases, advertisements, marketing brochures, videos, staff announcements, logos, slogans and catch lines for diverse media ranging from print and broadcasting, to Internet and multi-media applications, to signs, banners, vehicle fleets and so on.

ISO's guidelines insist upon reference to the full designation of ISO 9001 in order to avoid any possibility of confusion between certification to the now only valid version and to the older standard.

Also, ISO emphasizes, "ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 give generic requirements for management systems, not requirements for specific products or services. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification marks of conformity are not to be displayed on products, on product labels, on product packaging, or in any way that may be interpreted as denoting product conformity."

For more information on the guidelines in publicizing ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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