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PhilippinesMost products entering the Philippines market must meet the relevant requirements of the authorities depending on the product scope. Product safety requirements and regulations are put in place to reduce risks, improve quality of life and ensure fit for use.

These regulations and compliance requirements can however pose challenges to companies who are looking to explore new markets. You can ensure that your products successfully meet the Philippines standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD.

TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in the Philippines. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access key markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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  • Plug Types

    Type A

    Plug A

    Type B

    Plug B

    Type C 

    Plug C

  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    • Bureau of Product Standards (BPS), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

    Regulations

    • Manufacturers need to comply with mandatory requirements by obtaining the Philippine Standard (PS) Quality Certification Mark License or the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) Certification Mark, from BPS (for imported products).
    • Importers with PS certification only need a Certificate of exemption for ICC Mark.
    • Factory inspection and product testing to applicable standards are required. 
    • Compliance with Philippine National Standards (PNS).

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required.
    PS CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE
    • Application.
    • Factory and product audit.
    • Third-party independent testing.
    • Test report evaluation.
    • License to use PS mark.
    • Surveillance.
    ICC CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE
    • Application.
    • Inspection and testing by a BPS accredited test laboratory (not required if the applicant has a foreign test report). 
    • Evaluation.
    • Issuance of ICC.

    Applicable product categories

    • A full list of product categories may be found here.
    • To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • As a listed testing laboratory for Philippines under the ASEAN EE MRA, test reports issued from recognised TÜV SÜD laboratories are accepted by BPS for application of the ICC.
  • Energy Efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    • Bureau of Product Standards (BPS), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

    Regulations 

    • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are required for certain products.
    • Certain products require mandatory labelling under the Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling Program

    Guidelines

    • Applications should be made to BPS for the ENERGY GUIDE label.
    • Products should comply with Philippine National Standards (PNS).

    Applicable product categories

    Product categories that require mandatory energy efficiency labelling include:
    • Ballasts
    • Compact fluorescent lamps
    • Freezers
    • Refrigerators 
    • Room air conditioners

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance according to the Philippines requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.
  • Medical Devices

    Regulatory agencY

    • Department of Health (DOH)

    Regulations

    • Manufacturers need to obtain a License to Operate (LTO) and a Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) from BFAD (Bureau of Food and Drugs).
    • All foreign medical devices are required to undergo the same registration procedure and radiation-emitting devices must be registered with the DOH Radiation Health Office.

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required.
    • A Free Sale Certificate or registration approval of the device from its country of origin is one of the essential documents required for registration

    Applicable product categories

    • To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance according to the Philippines requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals.
  • Telecom & Wireless

    Regulatory agency

    • National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)

    Regulations

    • Terminal Equipment, or Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and Radio Communications Equipment (RCE) require certification by NTC.
    • CPEs require type approval while RCEs require type acceptance.
    • Testing of all CPEs should be performed by the Philippines Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) Company.
    • For RCEs, test reports based on EN and FCC standards are accepted.
    • Products must be marked with the NTC Mark.
    • EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable.

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required.
    • Suppliers of CPE must be accredited by the NTC while RCE dealers require a permit.

    CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE

    • Application and submission of essential documents.
    • In-country product testing (not required for RCEs).
    • Evaluation.
    • Type approval/acceptance.

    Applicable product categories

    • To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance according to the Philippines requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals. TÜV SÜD can also perform testing to EN and FCC standards for RCEs.

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