Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information.
Philippine marking and labeling requirements are specified in the Philippine Consumer Act (Republic Act No. 7394) and Philippine National Standards (PNS). The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) is the national standards body that develops and implements the PNS.
All consumer products sold domestically, whether manufactured locally or imported, must contain the following information on their labels:
- Correct and registered trade name or brand name;
- Registered trademark;
- Registered business name and address of the manufacturer, importer, or repacker of the consumer product in the Philippines;
- General make or active ingredients;
- Net quality of contents, in terms of weight; and,
- Country of manufacture, if imported.
The BPS implements a product certification mark scheme to verify conformity of products to PNS and other international standards. This includes critical consumer products such as chemicals, electrical and electronic products, as well as mechanical, construction, and building materials. Products manufactured locally must bear a Philippine Standard (PS) mark, while imported products must bear Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) certification marks issued upon inspection by BPS.
For list of products subjected to mandatory certification and additional information on labeling/marking requirements, visit: http://www.bps.dti.gov.ph/
Mr. Neil P. Catajay
Bureau of Philippine Standards
Department of Trade and Industry
3rd Floor, Trade and Industry Building, 361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue , Makati City, 1200 Philippines
Tel: (632) 7751-4700
Fax: (632) 7751-4706