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The Department of Trade and Industry- Competitiveness Bureau (DTI-CB), in cooperation with Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) and DTI- Regional Offices 3 and 7, will conduct a Forum on Standards and other concerns in logistics services sector in Subic, Zambales (18 November) and Cebu City (22 November) with the aim to promote the adoption of Philippine National Standard on Road Freight Transport (PNS 2135:2018) to fleet operators and hauling companies in the country.

“We organized this series of fora to educate the trucking sector about the benefits of implementing the PNS 2135:2018 to their respective companies. We encourage our truckers and haulers to adopt the best global practices and contribute to improving the competitiveness of the Philippine logistics services sector. This offers them an advantage over other companies in providing world-class quality logistics services to our industries.” Competitiveness Bureau Director Lilian Salonga said.

The PNS 2135:2018 was approved in December 2018 through the recommendation of the Technical Committee (BPS/TC 84: Logistics) chaired by DTI-CB and assisted by the DTI-BPS. The committee was composed of members from the truckers’ group, academe, consumer, professional association, research and development, and testing institutions.

Last October, DTI-CB held its first Forum in Tagaytay City, with the BPS presenting the guidelines of the PNS 2135:2018 to the fleet operators and freight forwarders who are planning to adopt the said standard.

“We identified these locations (Region 3, Region 4A, Region 7) for our forum considering its strategic importance to logistics and industries. Being the home to regional gateways and fast growing in terms of economic performance, it is only necessary to advance the development of the logistics services sector in these areas.” Director Salonga added.

Aside from the presentation of PNS 2135:2018 by BPS, the Competitiveness Bureau will share updates on government programs and policies for the development of a globally-competitive logistics services sector, while the Subic Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) were invited to present for Subic and Cebu City fora, respectively.

For interested parties, you may contact the Supply Chain and Logistics Management Division Program Officer Ms Maria Dalisay Alba thru phone (0632.8899.6247) or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also visit DTI-Competitiveness Bureau Official Facebook page for event updates.♦

Date of Release: 15 November 2019

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