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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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Almost 130,000 pieces of uncertified, substandard and counterfeit steel products confiscated

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the assistance of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Anti-Fraud and Commercial Crime Division (AFCCD) of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), found a total of almost 130,000 pieces of steel products that are uncertified, substandard and counterfeit.

The PNP-CIDG led the DTI in inspecting steel products that are under mandatory certification in a 3,000 square meter warehouse of Steeltower Steel Corp. in Lot 3-5, B4 Golden Gate Business Park, Barangay Buenavista, General Trias, Cavite.

Upon inspection, the DTI and PNP-CIDG found 62,290 pieces of equal leg angle bars that are uncertified, underweight and counterfeit; 53,317 pieces of underweight rerolled steel bars; 1,868 coils of uncertified Galvanized Iron (G. I.) wires; and, 5,647 pieces of substandard G. I. sheets; with a total worth of almost P35,000,000.00.

“This haul is quite a big chunk of the volume of construction materials in our country and this is vital in lessening, if not eliminating, the proliferation of uncertified and substandard steel products in the market”, Undersecretary Dimagiba stresses.


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ISO kicks off project with BPS

The Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS; formerly Bureau of Product Standards) welcomed Ms. Nesreen Al-Khammash, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Central Secretariat Project Manager for Development and Training Services, for a five-day assessment visit on the BPS’ participation in the ISO Institutional Strengthening (INS) Project.  

The ISO has its Committee on Developing Country Matters (DEVCO) that supports developing countries in standardization matters by conducting technical assistance and training such as the role of standards in economic development, standards development, conformity assessment and ICT support. ISO’s efforts to assist developing countries are integrated in the ISO Action Plan for Developing Countries 2011-2015 that DEVCO monitors.

Among the programs in the ISO-DEVCO Action Plan is the ISO-INS Project that aims to:
•    Contribute to improving developing countries’ economic growth and access to global markets;
•    Improve NSBs standardization processes in developing countries and assist them in formulating meaningful strategic plans that will drive their organizations forward to greater achievements in better meeting their obligations to their stakeholders; and,
•    Increase developing countries involvement in the development, adoption ad implementation of international standards in sectors and subjects of interest to them.


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