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The Department of Trade and Industry of the Philippines has issued Memorandum Circular no. 18–04 providing the list of products and systems under mandatory certification. This circular aims to ensure quality and safety of products and systems sold in the market by having the Philippines Standard (PS) or Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) mark.

Also, with the issuance of Department Administrative Orders (DAOs) Nos. 18–02 and 18–03, Series of 2018, certain products/standards are included on the list of specific products and systems coverage (classified into three groups), namely:

  • Electrical & Electronic Products
  • Mechanical/Building & Construction Materials
  • Chemical & Other Consumer Products and Systems

Mandatory implementation will start on August 25th, 2018.