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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-BPS adopts International Standard on tissue paper and tissue products

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) adopted the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 12625-4:2019 Tissue paper and tissue products – Part 4: Determination of tensile strength, stretch at maximum force and tensile energy absorption, as a Philippine National Standard (PNS).

Published by ISO in 2016, PNS ISO 12625-4:2019 was approved for adoption upon the recommendation of the DTI-BPS Technical Committee on Paper, Board and Pulps (BPS/TC 21). BPS/TC 21 is composed of representatives from the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry of the Philippines, Department of Science and Technology – Product Research and Development Institute, University of the Philippines Los Baños – College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Department of Budget and Management – Procurement Service, National Association of Consumers, Inc., Trust International Paper Corp., and Jedaric Chemicals Corp.

The PNS ISO 12625-4:2019 specifies the test method for the determination of the tensile strength, stretch at maximum force and tensile energy absorption of tissue paper and tissue products. A test piece of tissue paper or tissue product, of given dimensions, is stretched to break at a constant rate of elongation using a tensile-testing apparatus that measures and records the tensile force as a function of the elongation of the test piece. From the recorded data, the tensile strength, the corresponding stretch at maximum force and the tensile energy absorption can be calculated.

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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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Standards Development Division Work Program

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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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Draft DAO on the Guidelines on the Implementation, Issuance, and Verification of the New PS Quality and/or Safety Certification Mark

The DTI-BPS will accept comments, suggestions, inputs, etc. on the draft DAO until 5:00PM of 30 June 2019.

Click Here: Draft DAO on the Guidelines on the Implementation, Issuance, and Verification of the New PS Quality and/or Safety Certification Mark.

Kindly address comments, suggestions, inputs, etc., to

Director JAMES E. EMPEÑO
Bureau of Philippine Standards
Department of Trade and Industry

Address: 3rd flr. Trade and Industry Bldg., 361 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
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