Bureau of Product Standards
Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) is a government agency under the Department of Trade and Industry. It is the National Standards Body of the Philippines established by Republic Act No. 4109 (Philippine Standardization Law) and Executive Order No. 133.
As the National Standards Body, BPS is mandated to develop, implement, and coordinate standardization activities in the Philippines. It is primarily involved in standards development, product certification, and standards implementation/promotion to raise the quality global competitiveness of Philippine products at the same time to protect the interests of consumers and businesses.
BPS acts as the Inquiry Point and Notification Authority relative to the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). It notifies WTO of all proposed technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment procedures in the Philippines; provides stakeholders with copies of proposed standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures issued by WTO Members; receives comments on proposed standards/regulations; and responds to questions on standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment activities.
- "BPS At-A-Glance ". http://www.bps.dti.gov.ph/jcms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1&Itemid=20 (July 23,2007).