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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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Draft DAO on the New Rules and Regulations Concerning the Product Certification Schemes of the BPS

To all Manufacturers and Importers, Testing Laboratories, BPS Recognized Auditing/Inspection Bodies, Consumers, Associations, other government agencies and all concerned stakeholders, you may now submit your comments and/or position papers regarding the Draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) on the New Rules and Regulations Concerning the Product Certification Schemes of the Bureau of the Philippine Standards (BPS) until 01 August 2017.

Click here: Draft DAO

You may address your submissions to:

ASSISTANT SECRETARY ERNESTO V. PEREZ
Officer-in-Charge, 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 clarifies that ISO does not issue certification to International and National Standards

As technology help shape communities and improve people’s lives around the world, more and more people begin to realize the value of standards that provide framework for constant growth and improvement.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines standard as a document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.

In simpler terms, standards give world-class specifications for products, services and systems to ensure product and service quality, safety and efficiency. Standards are likewise means of facilitating trade among nations.

The past few years ISO has seen an increase in the number of companies adopting standards to provide guidance to their organization to meet customer requirements of products and services they offer. Some of the most common standards developed by ISO are ISO 9001 – Quality management that ensures good quality products and services to meet the customer’s requirement and ISO 14000 Environment management international standards for companies and organizations looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.

Government agencies as well as private organizations including those in the education sector compliant to these standards do not only assist them in their work procedures but also add credibility in the eyes of their customers.

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DTI: PH government discusses adoption of ISO 9001:2015 in public offices and their systems

The DTI’s BPS Technical Committee (71) on Government Quality Management Program composed of various representatives from the academe, trade/industry, consumers’ organization, professional association, research institution, government agencies, and, testing institution, met to discuss the possible adoption of the 2015 version of ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems--Requirements for implementation in public offices and their systems.

To ensure the compliance of government offices with Administrative Order (A.O.) No. 161 – Institutionalizing Quality Management System (QMS) in Government, and Executive Order (E.O.) No. 605, s. 2007 – Institutionalizing the structure, mechanisms and standards to implement the government quality management program, the BPS/TC 71 was reconvened to update the existing guidance document in GQMSS.

In the meeting, the Office of the President-Internal Audit Office encouraged everyone to assist in composing a committee that will promote quality government services. It was emphasized that with EO 605 and AO 161, government offices have the constitutional obligation to participate in these discussions. In addition, it was emphasized that the BPS/TC 71 will deliberate other significant standards for the government agencies. The committee further emphasized that a consensus among government offices is essential in deliberating draft Philippine National Standards (PNS). The DTI-BPS, as Secretariat of the said committee, recommended for the renaming of BPS/TC 71 from Government Quality Management Systems to Government Quality Management Standards to cover standards applicable for the government such as the international standards on ISO 37101 on Smart Cities, ISO 37001 on Anti-Bribery, and, ISO 14001 on Environmental Management Systems.

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