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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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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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IEC signs Gender Responsive Standards Declaration

IEC signs Gender Responsive Standards Declaration

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) commits to gender equality and enhancing the contribution of voluntary standards to the achievement of the 2030 agenda on sustainable development by signing the Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development. The opening ceremony for the declaration was held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 14 May 2019.

IEC General Secretary and CEO Frans Vreeswijk who could not attend the ceremony, signed the declaration in advance. “I believe gender diversity in standardization is important because different perspectives make technology solutions more relevant to all of society. I am delighted to sign the declaration on gender responsive standards and call on engineers and scientists everywhere to encourage more girls and women to choose professions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics”, Vreeswijk said in his video address.

In 2016, IEC showed its strong commitment to gender diversity when Vreeswijk accepted for the IEC to participate in the International Gender Champions initiative. The initiative is an international network of senior leaders working to advance gender equality in the executive management of their institutions and their programmatic work, through concrete and measurable commitments. In this context, Vreeswijk’s role is to motivate IEC Members to encourage the participation of more qualified women experts in IEC technical work and encourage technical committees to consider a gender-balanced approach in all relevant IEC International Standards and send more women to the Young Professionals program.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) initiated the Gender Responsive Standards initiative in response to a mandate by the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6). The Gender Responsive Standards initiative drafted the Declaration for Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development, which invites all standards bodies to pledge to make the standards they develop and the standards development process they use gender responsive by:

  • signing the Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development Declaration
  • creating and proactively implementing a gender action plan for their organization and
  • tracking progress, collecting and sharing data, success stories and good practices
To read the Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development, you may visit this link,


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Department of Trade and Industry

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