The Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB) recently made a courtesy visit to the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Product Standards (DTI-BPS). The BSB is the DTI-BPS’ counterpart as the national standards body of Bhutan.
In its visit to BPS, the BSB aimed to be guided on programs that foster and promote standards and standardization activities as a means of advancing the national economy, benefiting the health, safety and welfare of the public, assisting and protecting consumers, protecting natural environment, promoting industrial efficiency and development, and, facilitating domestic and international trade.
The officers and staff of the Bureau of Product Standards and Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB) exchanged information with BSB to assist them.
The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Product Standards (DTI-BPS) warmly welcomed the delegation of the Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization (GCC-GSO) headed by its Secretary-General Mr. Nabil bin Ameen Molla in a standards office visit last 10 March 2014. The visit was a discussion on issues of mutual interest in standards and standardization activities. The GCC-GSO is exploring for a technical cooperation with the DTI-BPS through a memorandum of understanding between the two standardization bodies.
|BPS Officer-in-Charge Engr. Gerardo P. Maglalang (3rd from L) led the discussion with GCC-GSO Secretary-General Mr. Nabil bin Ameen Molla (4th from L). With him were BPS OIC for Standards Mainstreaming Division (SMD) Ms. Anne Daisy T. Omila (L), Ms. Marie Camille Castillo (2nd from L), SMD- Promotion and Media Relations Head, and, BPS OIC for Standards Development Division (SDD), Ms. Emmaline C. Vitug (R). Facilitating the GCC-GSO visit to BPS was SGS Philippines, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Ms. Rosario Cajucom-Bradbury (3rd from R) and SGS Technical Manager, Product Conformity Assessment, Gerardo P. Panopio (2nd from R).|
Delegates from the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia recently visited the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Product Standards (DTI-BPS) as the Philippines’ National Standards Body. The Ethiopian delegation was composed of representatives from Ethiopia Conformity Assessment Enterprise (ECAE), Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopian Agriculture Transformation Agency (ATA), Ministry of Trade, Social Policy and Plan Execution Monitoring at PM Office and Ministry of Industry.
The delegation of Ethiopia visited primarily for an exchange of information and to be familiarized on BPS operations specifically on standards development, certification and market surveillance.
Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Product Standards 3/F Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City Philippines 1200, Telephone: (632) 751-4700 Fax: (632) 751-4706