IEC National Committee to be created

The Department of Trade and Industry- Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has undertaken a Stakeholders’ Consultation Meeting on the Draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) for the creation of the Philippine’s International Electrotechnical Commission National Committee (IEC-NC) last 13 May 2016 at the Board of Investment’s (BOI) Audio Visual Room of the Investments Building at 385 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.

The consultation meeting gathered comments on the said draft DAO from BPS Technical Committees (TC) and the Philippines’ electronic sector.

Through the draft DAO, the DTI-BPS aims to ensure proper Philippine government and private sector representations in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) that takes the lead as the international standards-setting body for international standards and conformity assessment procedures on electrotechnical products and services.

The participants in the consultation meeting were asked to finalize their comments for BPS’ consideration. The Draft order was circulated last 08 April 2016.

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a non-profit organization, non-governmental organization that publishes consensus-based International Standards (IS) that manages conformity assessment systems for electric and electronic products, systems and services collectively known as electrotechnology. IEC publications serve as basis for country standardization activities and facilitate world trade by providing common standards for use of its members.