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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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Bureau of Philippine Standards Product Certification Mark Scheme


Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) Certification Mark

Philippine Standard (PS) Certification Mark

Approved Clearance for Release

ICC Certificate

PS License Holder Certified Product

Conditional Release

Certificate of Exemption


Status/Inspection Body


DAO 05:2008

DAO 04:2008


National Single Window (NSW) SD-A05-QF19

Scope Products Under Mandatory Certification
Logos Approved Logo for Steel Products

DTI: Proper use of certified Christmas lights is key to safety

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) continuously reminds consumers to purchase only certified Christmas lights as they beef up their celebration of the holiday season.

DTI- Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG) Usec. Atty. Teodoro Pascua reminds the public to be extra careful and to thoroughly inspect Christmas lights before buying them so as to reduce, if not eliminate, the risk of accidents to their families.

“The DTI advises the buying public to buy only those Christmas lights that are certified. For safety, always look for the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) sticker or the printed Philippine Standard (PS) mark when purchasing these Christmas lights,” Usec. Pascua stressed.


Improve the bottom line with a new range of human resource management standards

If an organization’s greatest asset is its people, it makes sense that putting people at the heart of its operations is a recipe for success. A new series of ISO standards aim to help the improvement, not only of the recruitment process, but also of business process, through better human resource processes.

In a fast-paced corporate world where the shareholder of an organization is king, it is easy to forget that it is the values, decisions and behaviour of its people that ultimately dictate how a business perform.

Studies show that a high-performing human resources (HR) department, with effective people management and recruitment, is linked to greater economic performance of the organization and plays a key role in instilling company values throughout the workforce.


New framework helps communities adapt to ageing populations

The fact that we are living longer is a real and growing issue for many governments and community providers, placing increased demands on areas such as healthcare and safety. A new International Workshop Agreement aims to provide the foundation on which more solutions can be built.

There is no denying that populations around the world are ageing at rates never seen before. According to a United Nations report on world population, the number of people aged 60 or over is expected to live more than double by 2050, and more than triple by 2100. This brings pressure on governments and community service providers to prepare and adapt to ensure their health and well-being, and active participation in society.

Experts from government, public health, product manufacturers and health research were brought together in a workshop to discuss and develop a framework of the fundamental principles that should be addressed when providing community-based, integrated health and care services for aged societies.

This discussion resulted in a new ISO International Workshop Agreement – IWA 18:2016, Framework for integrated community-based life-long health and care services in aged societies developed to help address the challenges posed by an ageing population, such as healthcare, well-being and combatting isolation.


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