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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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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 .



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