Chaired by Competitiveness and Innovation Group’s Assistant Secretary Mary Jean Pacheco at the BPS Conference Room, 20 June 2019, the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) and the Competitiveness Bureau (CB) discussed the updates on the development of the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) bill in becoming a law and how it would affect the proposed amendment of the Standards Law (RA 4109).

According to CB, the NQI Bill is second in priority under the DTI’s present Legislative Agenda. The DTI-BPS is pushing for both the NQI and the amendment of the Standards Law (RA 4109). It was agreed that the new version of the NQI Bill will be drafted by the CB.