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The S&C Portal
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Who's Behind the S&C Portal?
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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NQI: Raising the Philippines’ competitiveness

The Philippines continues to be one of the rising economies in Asia. And with the current setup in the world economy where goods and services is the name of the game, constant growth and development of a culture of quality should be of national importance. Not only does it improve the standard of products in the country, it also opens the door for local manufacturers to export their products to foreign markets.

Quality should always be a top priority for Philippine products if the country wants to be as competitive as its neighbouring nations. Technology and globalization have brought about a boom in exchange of products between countries prompting for a more focused approach on the importance of product quality. Local manufacturers should also consider the possibility of penetrating outside markets especially in the age of online selling.

To assist the country and promote trade investment for further economic development, the European Union expands its support to the Philippines through the continuation of the Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA) Project. The aid, composed of six (6) interlinked components, aims to support the country’s integration into the regional and international investment systems through policy and legislative reforms; procedural and technical improvements; capacity development; and also contribute to the increase in exports as a building block for job creation and poverty reduction.

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DTI-BPS issues DAO 19-08 National Recognition for Standards Development Organizations (SDOs)

The Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) issues the Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 19-08, Series of 2019 or the National Recognition for Standards Development Organizations (SDOs). DAO 19-08 is for a national recognition of SDOs to have cohesion of all standards development activities and to optimize resources as well as prevent duplication of work in the development of Philippine National Standards (PNS). The DAO 19-08 tasks the DTI-BPS to maintain a repository of PNS developed.

SDOs are organizations that possess the necessary expertise and have the capacity and resources to develop standards. The following are considered SDOs:

  1. Public SDOs – public agencies that are tasked by law – such as the Consumer Act of the Philippines – to develop standards for specific products and services. The public SDOs are:
  1. Department of Health – with respect to food, drugs, cosmetics, devices and substances.
  2. Department of Agriculture – with respect to products related to agriculture
  3. Department of Trade and Industry – with respect to other consumer products not specified above
  4. Department of Energy – for quality of petroleum products, facilities, energy conservation and efficiency standardization works
  1. Private SDOs – private organizations having the necessary expertise and have the capacity and resources to develop standards as recognized under this National Recognition Scheme
  2. Other public agencies that are not tasked by law but possess necessary expertise and have the capacity and resources to develop standards as recognized under this National Recognition Scheme

As mandated by the Republic Act 4109 or the Standards Law, the DTI-BPS facilitates the development of PNS. Furthermore, the Republic Act 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines, gives the mandate to DTI-BPS to develop standards for consumer products, including performance or use-oriented standards, codes of practice and methods of tests.

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DTI-BPS hosts JISC/IEC/APCF Seminar on Natural Disaster Countermeasures for National Resilience