Standards Development Division


1. To develop relevant and science-based Philippine National Standards (PNS) for:
  • Fresh, primary- and secondary-processed agricultural and fishery products, related to consumer health and safety and efficient trade, both food and non-food (RA No. 8435 – Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Act);
  • Organic agriculture including crops, livestock and aquaculture, organic production, processing and labeling (RA No. 10068 – Organic Agriculture Act);
  • Agricultural and fisheries machinery, tools, and equipment (RA No. 10601 – Agriculture and Fishery Mechanization Law);
  • Food safety to be used of DA Food Safety Regulatory Agencies (FSRAs) in developing/implementing food safety regulations (RA No. 10611 – Food Safety Act);
  • Halal primary and post-harvest food (RA No. 10817 – Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Board); and
  • Specifications and test methods for farm machinery and equipment that will be procured under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RA No. 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law)
2. To harmonize the Philippine National Standards with regional (i.e. ASEAN) and international (i.e. Codex, IFOAM and ISO) standards.

  • Fresh, primary- and secondary-processed agricultural products, related to consumer health and safety and efficient trade, both food and non-food (RA No. 8435 – Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Act);
  • Organic agriculture including crops, organic production, processing and labeling (RA No. 10068 – Organic Agriculture Act);
  • Food safety to be used of DA Food Safety Regulatory Agencies (FSRAs) in developing/implementing food safety regulations (RA No. 10611 – Food Safety Act); and
  • Halal primary and post-harvest food (RA No. 10817 – Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Board).
1. to develop relevant and science-based Philippine National Standards (PNS) for:
  • Fresh, primary- and secondary-processed livestock and fishery products, related to consumer health and safety and efficient trade (RA No. 8435 – Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Act);
  • Organic agriculture including livestock, aquaculture, organic production, processing and labeling (RA No. 10068 – Organic Agriculture Act);
  • Food safety to be used of DA Food Safety Regulatory Agencies (FSRAs) in developing/implementing food safety regulations (RA No. 10611 – Food Safety Act);
  • Halal primary and post-harvest food (RA No. 10817 – Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Board);
2. to harmonize the Philippine National Standards with regional (i.e. ASEAN) and international (i.e. Codex, IFOAM and ISO) standards.
1. to develop relevant and science-based Philippine National Standards (PNS) for:
  • Agricultural and fisheries machinery tools and equipment (RA No. 10601 – Agriculture and Fishery Mechanization Law); and
  • Specifications and test methods for farm machinery and equipment that will be procured under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RA No. 11203 or Rice Tariffication Law)
2. To harmonize the Philippine National Standards with international standards (i.e. ISO)

Philippine National Standard Developed

Draft Philippine National Standard