Screen grab during the virtual 15th PAB Council Meeting on 25 September 2020 when the schemes were deliberated and provisionally approved by council members from DTI, DOST, DA, DPWH, DND, DOE, DENR and ASEP.

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI-PAB) is offering two additional accreditation schemes in 2021. PAB has received the approved department order signed by DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez regarding the new PAB accreditation schemes on 04 January 2021.

In offering accreditation based on ISO/IEC 17043, PAB will increase the competence of local Proficiency Testing (PT) providers and facilitate the international recognition of their services. It is also expected to usher in continuous improvement and increased confidence of laboratories and other interested parties on the reliability of the results of these local PT providers.

ISO/IEC 17043 (Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for Proficiency Testing) and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Verification/Validation bodies (Sub-scope: Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation – CORSIA) were added to the existing accreditation schemes being offered by PAB. For conformity assessment bodies (CABs), this simply means they no longer need to source out accreditation bodies (ABs) outside the country. These schemes from PAB will now cut cost on transportation and accommodation when bringing assessors and experts of foreign ABs to accredit them.

PAB’s offering of accreditation for GHG Verification/Validation bodies will benefit the aeroplane operators to comply with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ (CAAP) requirements, and the country as a whole, in demonstrating its adherence to its commitment to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The approval of the schemes was made possible after a thorough deliberation during the virtual 15th PAB Council Meeting conducted on 25 September 2020. These schemes were deliberated and provisionally approved by council members from DTI, DOST, DA, DPWH, DND, DOE, DENR and ASEP during the said meeting. The nod from DOH, who was not present during the meeting was also received before the schemes were endorsed to the DTI’s secretary to effect a department order.

The PAB Council is chaired by the Department of Trade and Industry, and was created by virtue of Executive 802, s. 2009, to give policy advice and provide guidance to PAO. The Council consists of ten (10) members, seven (7) from the government sector and three (3) from the private sector.

For more information about the new offerings, below are the PAB Divisions handling the accreditation schemes:

For ISO/IEC 17043 Accreditation
Laboratory Accreditation Division
Marlon A. Macadamia
Mobile No: 0917-811-6026
For GHG Verification/Validation bodies Accreditation
Management System Accreditation Division
Maria Juanita P. Carpio
Division Chief
Mobile No: 0917-819-2971

Alternatively, interested parties may also contact or log on to its website: to know more about its services.  

Release Date: 07 January 2021