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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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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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369 new PNS are available at DTI

Three hundred sixty-nine new Philippine National Standards (PNS) are now ready and available at the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards’ (DTI-BPS) Standards Data Center (SDC), for purchase and for use.

The DTI-BPS, as the National Standards Body of the Philippines, has developed and adopted 369 new PNS on company organization and management, wind turbine energy systems, electromagnetic compatibility, logistics, jewelry, footwear, electric road vehicles, gas cylinders, construction materials, milk and processed milk products, iron and steel castings, ecolabelling, animal and vegetable fats and oils, petroleum products, non-destructive testing, woodworking machines, agricultural products, electrical engineering, adhesives and adhesive products, examination of water for chemical substances, industrial process measurement and control, harvesting equipment, general methods of tests and analysis for food products, glass in building, furniture, iron and steel pipes, metals, textiles, packaging materials, and rubber and rubber products.

The PNS are documents established by consensus through technical committees and approved by the DTI-BPS. All PNS undergo a series of deliberations including a circulation to all sectors concerned for their technical views and comments. Comments were received during the circulation stage and were consolidated, processed, and taken into consideration by the Bureau of Philippine Standards prior to approval as PNS.

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DTI-BPS conducts Town Hall Meeting on STRACAP

The Depart­­­ment of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) conducted a Town Hall Meeting on Standards, Technical Regulations and Conformity Assessment Procedures (STRACAP), held last 11 January 2019, at the Bureau of Investments Penthouse, Makati City.

DTI-BPS Director James E. Empeño opened the BPS Town Hall Meeting and reminded the bureau to always uphold the DTI Values: passion, integrity, competence, creativity, synergy, and love of country.

“The BPS, as the National Standards Body, is mandated to develop, implement and promote standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures. It is essential for the bureau to possess the full understanding on the new guidelines and policies related to STRACAP”,

Assistant Director Ferdinand L. Manfoste presented the DTI Policies on Administrative Matters including Attendance, Compliance with Flag Raising and Retreat Ceremonies and Uniform, and, BPS Memorandum Order on administrative functions.

Mr. Neil P. Catajay, Division Chief of Standards Conformity Division (SCD) gave an update on the Product Certification Information Management System (PCIMS), an online electronic filing of Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) and Philippine Standard (PS) applications that lessen the use of conventional application procedures, thus minimizes hard-copies. He also discussed the draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) on the mandatory product certification of locally manufactured or imported glass products. The draft DAO aims to strictly ensure that glass products meet the specified safety and/or quality requirement/s as prescribed by relevant Philippine National Standards (PNS). The draft DAO concerns the Mandatory Product Certification of flat glass, heat-strengthened and fully tempered flat glass, laminated glass and laminated safety glass in building, and bent glass.

Chief Catajay also discussed the DAO 18-03 or the Mandatory Philippine National Standards (PNS) for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, implementing the additional 14 products to the list of products and systems under the mandatory certification scheme were also discussed. Through DAO 18-03, the DTI-BPS includes spin extractor, fully-automatic washing machine, electric grill, electric oven, turbo broiler, induction cooker, electric juicer, electric

food mixer, electric food processor, electric kettle, electric pressure cooker, electric slow cooker, electric multi-cooker, and inverter air conditioner to its list of regulated products prior to its distribution and sale in the market.

Moreover, Engr. Jay V. Illescas, discussed the transfer of Product Testing Division (PTD) to CMDC, Dasmariñas, Cavite.

In her message, DTI-Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG) Undersecretary Ruth B. Castelo specifies, “I commend the DTI-BPS for its continued efforts in providing only quality service through professionalism, integrity and resiliency. I urge the "DTI-BPS to continue the teamwork in performing its duties and responsibilities as a national standards body of the Philippines."

The DTI-BPS is the National Standards Body of the Philippines. It is the Philippines’ member to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It develops, adopts, reviews, and promulgates the Philippine National Standards through technical committees that comprise representatives from the academe, government, consumer, testing institutions, and, industries.

For more information, please call the DTI-BPS at 751.4748/40 or e-mail through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sales of Standards increases in 2018

The amount of sales of Philippine National Standards (PNS) and international standards grew from Php2.7 million to Php3.2 million while the number of standards sold rose from 5,513 to 6,767 in 2018, showing a 20% increase compared to its preceding year according to the latest sales report generated by the Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS).

The DTI-BPS serves as the National Standards Body and the Philippines’ official member representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), two of the most prominent international standard organizations in the world. As such, the Bureau is the only authorized distributor of PNS, ISO and IEC standards in the country.

“This development reflects the increase in usage of standards by the government and the industry sectors as more offices and companies are realizing the benefits of standards.”, states DTI-BPS Director, Engr. James E. Empeño. “The use of standards by the industry not only enhances the quality and competency of their products, but also simplifies processes to reduce operational costs and makes exchange of technology and best practices easier among industry peers. In the same manner, government offices are able to improve their operations and make better decisions in their policy-making duties with the use of standards.”, Director Empeño adds.

While some standards are voluntary, there are also some which are mandatory as when used as basis for a technical regulation such as the DTI-BPS’ Product Certification Scheme (PCS). Under the DTI-BPS Product Certification Scheme (PCS), certain critical products are required by the DTI-BPS to be compliant with their corresponding Philippine National Standard (PNS), before they can be distributed in the market to ensure the products’ quality and/or safety when used by the consumers.

The PNS sales figures are seen to be consistently growing over the years. From 2015 to 2016, the sales amount grew to 96% while in 2017, the increase was at 27%. The top three (3) standards sold were PNS ISO 9000:2015, Quality Management Systems (QMS) – Fundamentals and Vocabulary; PNS ISO 9001:2015, Quality Management Systems (QMS) – Requirements; and, PNS ISO 9004:2015, Managing for the sustained success of an organization – A quality management approach. Other standards on demand are: PNS ISO 19011:2011. Guidelines for auditing management systems; PNS ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) – Requirements with guidance for use; PNS ISO 14004:2016, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) – General guidelines on implementation; PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2014, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories; PNS BS OHSAS 18001:2008, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements; PNS ISO 31000:2010, Risk Management – Principles and guidelines; and, PNS ISO Guide 73:2010, Risk Management – Vocabulary.

DTI – Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG) Undersecretary, Atty. Ruth B. Castelo is optimistic with the effect of the sales increase of PNS and international standards to the consumers. The Undersecretary conveys, “It is the state’s duty to the public to always uphold the rights to health and safety of consumers by ensuring the quality and reliability of the products offered in the market based on PNS and international standards. The DTI is pleased to observe a steady growth in the sales of standards and will exert further effort to promote the use of standards in the industry sector.”

The PNS and ISO and IEC international Standards are available for purchase at the DTI-BPS Standards Data Center (BPS-SDC) located at the DTI Main Office, 3F Trade and Industry Building, 361 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City. To purchase, clients may download the PNS Request Form from the DTI-BPS website, http://www.bps.dti.gov.ph, fill up the form and present it to the BPS-SDC for processing and payment. The prices depend on the number of pages of the specific standard. For non-cash transactions, the DTI-Cashier only accepts a Manager’s or Cashier’s Check payable to the Department of Trade and Industry.

For more information on standards and standardization, please call the DTI-BPS at 751.4740 or 751.4748 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for inquiries.


DTI issues guidelines to implement DAO on cement

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) issued a memorandum circular on the Supplemental Guidelines for the Department Administrative Order (DAO) 17-06:2017 or The New Rules and Regulations Concerning the Mandatory Certification of Portland Cement and Blended Hydraulic Cement with Pozzolan.

The Memorandum Circular (MC) 18-09:2018 or the Supplemental Guidelines for DAO 17-06:2017 aims to secure the manufacturer’s and/or importer’s undertaking to perform its duties in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Certificate of Conditional Release issued by the DTI-Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS).

The DAO 17-06:2017 or The New Rules and Regulations Concerning the Mandatory Certification of Portland Cement and Blended Hydraulic Cement with Pozzolan specifies that an importer shall apply for a Statement of Confirmation (SOC) on a per product, per shipment, per Bill of Lading basis prior to its distribution in the market.

“We have issued these supplemental guidelines for DAO 17-06:2017 to strictly ensure that only cement sourced from a manufacturing plant holding a valid PS License, and whose product has successfully passed the requirements of the relevant standard and the BPS Product Certification Scheme are available for purchase of consumers in the market,” DTI-Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG) Undersecretary Ruth B. Castelo emphasized.

Under the Section 1 of the MC 18-09, a Show Cause Order (SCO) shall be issued to a manufacturer or importer who failed to comply with the legal and technical requirements or whose product/s failed to conform to these requirements. An SCO may include a Cease and Desist Order for the manufacturers/importers to refrain from supplying, distributing, selling or displaying the products until the said SCO is lifted.

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DTI proposes mandatory certification for glass products

The Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has proposed a new administrative order on the mandatory product certification of locally manufactured or imported glass products.

The draft DAO aims to strictly ensure that glass products meet the specified safety and/or quality requirement/s as prescribed by relevant Philippine National Standards (PNS). This draft document provides the New Technical Regulations Concerning the Mandatory Product Certification of flat glass, heat-strengthened and fully tempered flat glass, laminated glass and laminated safety glass in building, and bent glass.

Under the proposed DAO, only glass products sourced from glass manufacturers holding a valid Philippine Standard (PS) Quality and/or Safety Mark License(s) shall be allowed to be distributed in the country. For the application of a foreign-based manufacturer, its local branch or representative duly registered in accordance with Philippine laws must file the application on its behalf.

“Similar to the policies issued by the DTI concerning the cement and steel products, the department allows importers of glass products to avail pre-shipment inspection and testing from the country of origin to facilitate the verification process subject to inspection, sampling and conduct of critical testing. This promotes the ease of doing business without sacrificing the safety of our consumers,” DTI-Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG) Undersecretary Atty. Ruth B. Castelo emphasized.

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