Philippines Issues Amendments to Mandatory Product Certification Schemes
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) issued a Department Administrative Order (DAO) 18-03 that adds 27 products to the list of products and systems under mandatory certification.
The list of products and systems under mandatory certification itself can be found at Memorandum Circular 18-11.
According to the Circular 18-11, the list products can be classified into three groups as follows:
Electrical and electronic products
Mechanical/Building and construction materials
Chemicals and other consumer products and systems
The certification of the products that were included to the list on the base of DAO 18-03 will become mandatory from August 25, 2019 and includes the following electrical products with the rated voltage up to 250 V a.c.:
a.c. and a.c./d.c. electric fans (also with rated power up to 300 W)
Electric dry irons and steam irons for household and similar purposes
Portable electric blenders
Portable microwave ovens
Electric rice cookers/warmers up to 7 liters capacity
Electric coffee makers
CRT and LCD panels (with CCFL or LED backlight) with display size up to 55 inches
Stand-alone CD/VCD/DVD/Blu-ray disc players
Electric toasters with rated voltage
Electric hot plates
Single-tub and twin-tub, semi-automatic and fully- automatic controlled washing machines with horizontal or vertical drum orientation
Storage capacity up to 567 liters (20 cu. ft.)
Electric food mixers
Electric food processors
Electric pressure cookers
Electric slow cookers
Inverter, air conditioners, with rated power up to 250 V for single phase and 600 V for all other types and with cooling capacity up to 38,000 kJ/hr.
It is also necessary to mention that self-ballasted LED lamps that are in the List can be sold in Philippines without Import Commodity Clearance (lCC) stickers or the Philippine Standard (PS) certification mark until August 14, 2019 in case when they have been imported to the market of Philippines up to August 25, 2018.
The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.
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