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The Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTIBPS) celebrates again the importance of standards in upholding the Filipino consumers’ right to safety through the National Standards Week (NSW), held every October 08-14 of each year. NSW is celebrated alongside the World Standards Day (WSD), which is held every 14th of October. This year’s NSW adopts the WSD theme, “Protecting the planet with standards”. The theme emphasizes how standards cover all aspects of energy savings, water and air quality. Their broad use helps reduce the environmental impact of industrial production and processes, facilitates the reuse of limited resources and improves energy efficiency. The World Standards Day (WSD) celebration is led by the major international standardization organizations namely, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DTI-BPS is the official member representative of the Philippines to the ISO and IEC. National Standards Week (NSW) and World Standards Day (WSD) are celebrated together with the Consumer Welfare Month (CWM) in October. This year’s CWM theme is “Sustainable Consumer in the New Normal”. Due to the community quarantines imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DTI-BPS is moving all its NSW and WSD events online. The line-up of events will be conducted through Zoom Teleconferencing.

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Kapihan sa BPS – Interactive Q&A with BPS (Webinar)  

Clients are given the opportunity to ask anything under the sun with regards to the BPS Product Certification Scheme at the BPS’ first Kapihan sa BPS, an interactive Q&A Webinar to be held on 12 October 2020 at 1:30PM-3:30PM. The webinar will be a free-flowing Q&A with the Standards Conformity Division (SCD) Product Group Heads. Clients may spontaneously ask their questions regarding the Product Certification Information Management System (PCIMS) and their PS & ICC applications, among others. Interested participants may register through the link: 

BPS Testing Laboratory Virtual Tour  

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It is customary for the BPS Testing Laboratory, located at the CMDC Compound, Carlos Trinidad Ave., Salawag, Dasmariñas City, Cavite to conduct tours for students and organizations in the facility. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, physical visits are not possible at the moment. To make the facility still available for everyone who wants to learn about product testing and the importance of ensuring the safety and reliability of products for consumers, the BPS will be having its first BPS Testing Lab Virtual Tour via a Webinar on 13 October 2020 at 1:30PM-3:30PM. Interested participants may register through the link: 

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Standards Stakeholders Conference 2020 

The Standards Stakeholders Conference (formerly Technical Committee Forum) is an annual event that brings together relevant partner stakeholders to discuss important issues and developments in standardization towards trade and industry growth, sustainable development, and consumer protection. The conference will feature informative and interactive sessions showcasing standards that contribute to sustainability of products and services – all towards the protection of the planet earth. It will also feature the best practices of established industries in integrating standards to their processes. The half-day event will be on 14 October 2020 at 9:00AM.  

NSW in DTI Regional and Provincial Offices  

The DTI Regional and Provincial Offices will join the DTI-BPS in celebrating NSW 2020 through promotional activities with media, seminars on standards and market monitoring activities in their respective areas. Interested parties may contact the nearest DTI office in their vicinity to know more about these activities.  

For more information on the scheduled activities for the NSW and WSD within Metro Manila, please call the DTI-BPS at Tel. Nos. (02) 7751-4748 and (02) 7791- 3126 or email:; ♦

Date of Release: 12 October 2020