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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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Disruptive Technologies and New Service Models: The Role of International Standards

Services constitutes the largest sector in the global economy today, accounting for 70% of global GDP, 60% of global employment and 46% of global exports measured in value-added terms. But this sector is not just growing, it is evolving – rapid advances in technology are leading to significant changes in service business models and service provision methods.

Faced with these potentially disruptive changes, International Standards offer businesses, governments and consumers tools to create trust, ensure the quality and safety of services, and facilitate their provision across borders.

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards announces that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) organized a 2-day workshop on disruptive technologies and new service models: the role of international standards. This workshop will focus on how International Standards for services can enable new technologies and business models in the services sector, concentrating on areas such as artificial intelligence and Big Data, e-commerce, cybersecurity, and blockchain. Standardizers, policymakers and industry representatives will come together to discuss the benefits of standards, how they can be effectively implemented, and potential new areas of standardization in the services sector.

To register, and for information, see the workshop website: www.cvent.com/d/96qljv.

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NQI: Raising the Philippines’ competitiveness

The Philippines continues to be one of the rising economies in Asia. And with the current setup in the world economy where goods and services is the name of the game, constant growth and development of a culture of quality should be of national importance. Not only does it improve the standard of products in the country, it also opens the door for local manufacturers to export their products to foreign markets.

Quality should always be a top priority for Philippine products if the country wants to be as competitive as its neighbouring nations. Technology and globalization have brought about a boom in exchange of products between countries prompting for a more focused approach on the importance of product quality. Local manufacturers should also consider the possibility of penetrating outside markets especially in the age of online selling.

To assist the country and promote trade investment for further economic development, the European Union expands its support to the Philippines through the continuation of the Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA) Project. The aid, composed of six (6) interlinked components, aims to support the country’s integration into the regional and international investment systems through policy and legislative reforms; procedural and technical improvements; capacity development; and also contribute to the increase in exports as a building block for job creation and poverty reduction.

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DTI-BPS hosts JISC/IEC/APCF Seminar on Natural Disaster Countermeasures for National Resilience

Every year, the Philippines is hit with different typhoons. In 2013, the Philippines was struck with the Super Typhoon Haiyan (international name) or known as the Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. Typhoon Yolanda claimed 7,350 dead or missing people, making it the strongest and deadliest tropical cyclone to have ever been recorded in the Philippines. Tacloban was the city that was devastated the most during the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda. The residents of Tacloban endured the heavy winds, floods and landslides that tore about a million homes and took thousands of lives.

This is only one of the many natural disasters in the Philippines. Since the Philippines is situated in the Pacific Ring of Fire, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes also often happen. Although the Philippines takes a lot of preventive measures to prepare for these natural disasters, we can always never be too sure of our safety.

In collaboration with the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum (APCF), the Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) hosted the JISC/IEC/APCF Seminar on Natural Disaster Countermeasures for National Resilience held at The Peninsula Manila, Makati City on 15 February 2019. With IEC expert speakers from different companies, the seminar presented how standards can help the Philippines to prepare and recover effectively from disasters.

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New adopted standard to help boost the local sugar industry

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) adopted the latest edition of the Philippine National Standard (PNS) / Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standard (BAFS) 82:2018 White sugar – Specification.

In 2010, the standard was revised in order to boost the local sugar industry and ensure that the locally produced and traded sugars meet the current international standards for safety and quality. The PNS/BAFS 82:2018 which cancels and replaces its 2010 version, sets the specification of white sugar for human consumption.

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) requested the assistance of the BAFS in 2016 to lead the revision of said standard and to update the laboratory procedures for the analysis of sugar. A Technical Working Group (TWG) that led the revision of the standard was created through Special Order No. 239 Series of 2017 with representations from the Department of Agriculture (DA), namely BAFS and SRA, and members from the private sector.

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Identifying adhesives made easy through PNS ASTM D4800:2018

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) adopted the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D4800:2018 Standard Guide for Classifying and Specifying Adhesives as a Philippine National Standard (PNS). PNS ASTM D4800:2018 was approved for adoption upon the recommendation of the Bureau of Philippine Standards Technical Committee on Adhesives and Allied Products (BPS/TC 51).

Published by ASTM in 1994 and reapproved in 2011, DTI-BPS adopted the standard in June 2018. PNS ASTM D4800:2018 is a guide that provides a classification system for tabulating the properties of adhesives that are suitable for holding parts or assemblies together. The use of this guide also provides information necessary for the development of standard specifications for adhesives. The classification system will enable consumers to easily identify the right adhesives to use with various materials and substrates.

The DTI-BPS is the National Standards Body of the Philippines. It is the country’s member to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The PNS ASTM D4800:2018 may be secured for a minimal fee from the Standards Data Center at (02) 791.3127 or 507.7307 and through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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