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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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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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DTI provides effective tools for auditing bodies through energy management systems

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) approved the International Standard of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems, as a Philippine National Standard (PNS).

The PNS ISO 50003:2018 Energy management systems -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems specifies requirements for competence, consistency and impartiality in the auditing and certification of energy management systems (EnMS) for bodies providing these services. The PNS ISO 50003:2018 includes the additional requirements necessary for the audit planning process, the initial certification audit, conducting the on-site audit, and ensuring the people conducting the audit have the right skills to do so.

DTI-BPS Director James E. Empeño emphasizes, “The PNS ISO 50003:2018 assists bodies that offer audit and certification by providing the requirements to ensure competence, consistency and impartiality in the auditing and certification process.”

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DTI approves International Standard to protect patients against poor and faulty medical devices

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) approved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard on clinical investigation of medical devices, as a Philippine National Standard (PNS/ISO 14155:2018).

The PNS ISO 14155:2018 specifies general requirements intended to protect the rights, safety and well-being of human subjects, ensure the scientific conduct of the clinical investigation and the credibility of the results, define the responsibilities of the sponsor and principal investigator, and assist sponsors, investigators, ethics committees, regulatory authorities and other bodies involved in the conformity assessment of medical devices.

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DTI adopts the International Standard on chain of custody of wood and wood-based products

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) approved the adoption of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard on Chain of custody of wood and wood-based products, as a Philippine National Standard (PNS/ISO 38200:2019).

The PNS ISO 38200:2019 Chain of custody of wood and wood-based products provides a framework for implementing a chain of custody system of passing on information regarding wood and wood-based products, cork and lignified materials other than wood, such as bamboo, from the source to the finished product. A chain of custody system is a process by which information about materials can be tracked throughout the entire or parts of the supply chain, including transportation, receipt, production, sale, resale and output declaration.

DTI-BPS Director James E. Empeño underscores, “The growing trend of environmental awareness among consumers comes with the demand to know the origins of the wood that they buy. The PNS ISO 38200:2019 and its method of traceability, therefore, will help the businesses favour timber that comes from legal sources.”

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).

The PNS ISO 38200:2019 is available for purchase at the DTI-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.

For more information, please call the DTI-BPS SDC at (02) 791.3127 or 507.7307 or e-mail through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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DTI approves new International Standards on electric road vehicles

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) approved the following International Standards (IS) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on electric road vehicles, as Philippine National Standards (PNS):

  1. PNS ISO 20653:2019 – Road vehicles – Degrees of· protection (IP code) - Protection of electrical equipment against foreign objects, water and access
  2. PNS IEC 62196-1:2019 – Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets – Conductive charging-of electric vehicles - Part 1: General requirements
  3. PNS IEC 62196-2:2019 – Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets – Conductive charging of electric vehicles Part 2: Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for a.c. pin and contact tube accessories
  4. PNS IEC 62196-3:2019 – Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets – Conductive charging of electric vehicles – Part 3: Dimensional compatibility and – interchangeability requirements for d.c. and a.c./d.c. pin and contact-tube vehicle couplers
  5. PNS ISO 15118-1:2019 – Road vehicles – Vehicle to grid communication interface – Part 1: General information and use-case definition
  6. PNS ISO 15118-2:2019 – Road vehicles – Vehicle-to-Grid Communication Interface – Part 2: Network and application protocol requirements
  7. PNS ISO 15118-3:2019 – Road vehicles – Vehicle to grid communication interface – Part 3: Physical and data link layer requirements
  8. PNS ISO 15118-4:2019 – Road vehicles – Vehicle to grid communication interface – Part 4: Network and application protocol conformance test.
  9. PNS ISO 15118-5:2019 – Road vehicles – Vehicles to grid communication interface – Part 5: Physical and data link layer conformance tests
  10. PNS ISO 15118-8:2019 – Road vehicles – Vehicle to grid communication interface – Part 8: Physical layer and data link layer requirements for wireless communication
  11. PNS ISO 11898-1:2019 – Road vehicles – Controller area network (CAN) – Part 1: Data link layer and physical signalling
An electric vehicle is an alternative fuel automobile which uses one or more electric motors for propulsion. The increase in the number of tourist arrivals in the country led to an increased demand for environmentally sound transport services. Major cities, resorts and local government units have started to invest in electric road vehicles to reduce the carbon emission, to preserve the beauty of the environment and, to provide transportation to the growing number of tourist in the country.

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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.

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DTI-BPS adopts standard specification for aggregates for radiation-shielding concrete as a Philippine National Standard

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) adopted the ASTM C637:2018 Standard specification for aggregates for radiation-shielding concrete as a Philippine National Standard (PNS).

PNS ASTM C637:2018 was approved for adoption upon the recommendation of the Bureau of Philippine Standards Technical Committee on Reinforced Concrete, Concrete and Pre-Stressed Concrete (BPS/TC 5). BPS/TC5 is composed of representatives from ACI-Philippines/Republic Cement Corp., Philippine Concrete Industry Association, University of the Philippines – Building Research Service, Technological University of the Philippines, Philippine Concrete Industry Association, ACS Manufacturing Corporation, Nippon Tech Builders, Omnico Consortium Inc., Makati Development Corporation, Department of Science and Technology - Industrial Technology Development Institute, Philippine GeoAnalytics Inc., Department of Public Works and Highways - Bureau of Research and Standards, National Housing Authority, and the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines.

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