BPS Adopts 432 New Standards

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MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) has adopted 432 newly-developed standards to the Philippine National Standards (PNS) in 2010.

BPS Director Cirila Botor said there are 7,310 ready PNS at the BPS Standards Data Center and almost 79% of these are aligned to the international standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the Codex Alementarius (Codex).

Philippine National Standards (PNS) are documents established by consensus through technical committees and approved by the Bureau of Product Standards.

All PNS undergo a series of deliberation including a circulation to all sectors concerned for their technical views and comments.

"The BPS in its commitment to ensure quality standard, lays down requirements to be accomplished by a product or a group of products, to certify its fitness for use", Botor said.

"These PNS make enormous and positive contributions to the many aspects of our lives. They ensure desirable characteristics of products and services that we use such as quality, environmental friendliness, safety, reliability, efficiency and interchangeability."

A PNS provides for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results of a product or service.

It makes the development, manufacturing and supply of products and services more efficient, safer and cleaner.

A PNS also facilitates trade between countries and makes it fairer as well as provides government with a technical base for health, safety and environmental legislation and conformity assessment.

It shares technological advances and good management practice, disseminate innovation, safeguard consumers and users in general, of products and services plus, it makes life simpler by providing solutions to common problems. …