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(NAR) VOL. 16 NO. 1 / JANUARY - MARCH 2005

[ DTI ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 02, S. 2004, March 18, 2004 ]


    1. In accordance with the provisions of R.A. No. 4109, R.A. No. 7394, Executive Order No. 913, Series of 1983, DAO No. 02, Series of 2002, DAO No. 1, Series of 1997, DAO No. 5, Series of 2001, and Sec. 10 (4), Title X, Book IV, of the Administrative Code of 1987, the following Philippine National Standards are hereby adopted for mandatory implementation:


    a. PNS IEC 335-2-24:2001 - Safety of household and similar appliances Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers, with Amendment 1:2003


    b. PNS IEC 335-2-40:2000 Amendment 1:2001 & Amendment 2:2003 - Safety of household and similar appliances Part 2-40: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers

    2. All manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers of said product shall comply with the requirements of these standards.

    3. A third party certification, known as the PS Quality and/or Safety Certification Mark, shall be obtained from the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) by all manufacturers of said product. Importers of said product shall secure an Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) from DTI/BPS prior to distribution and/or selling in the local market.

    4. BPS shall promulgate implementing guidelines specifying implementing timetables, taking into consideration present inventory levels, production capabilities of industries, and testing capabilities of BPS and other testing institutions.

    5. The Implementation of these standards shall be done in proper coordination with the DTI Regional and Provincial Offices and the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP).

    6. All manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers found not complying with these requirements shall be penalized in accordance with the provision for liabilities and penalties under RA 7394 and EO 913.

    7. All other orders or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Administrative Order are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.

    8. This Order shall take effect fifteen (15) days after publication in two newspapers of general circulation.

Accordingly, all parties concerned are hereby informed that copies of said standards and implementing guidelines may be secured from the BPS Information Services.

Adopted: 18 March 2004


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Director, BPS

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