Effective January 2015, LCD panel televisions manufactured in or imported to the Philippines have to obtain the PS (Philippine Standard) Mark or the ICC Mark. This is in accordance with the implementing guidelines for the Mandatory Certification of Audio and Video Products covered by PNS 60065:2007. Market monitory enforcement will also commence from 1 July 2015.
Either PS certification or ICC certification must be obtained to indicate compliance to the required safety standards. Local testing by recognised testing laboratories is required for both PS and ICC marks, with tests reports of at least one year validity from the date of issuance. Under the guidelines, manufacturers and assemblers have to apply for PS Certification Mark license under DAO 4:2008, which subjects the factory to inspection. Importers on the other hand have to apply for the ICC Mark under DAO 5:2008 on a per shipment per bill of lading basis.
The PS license will be valid for three years, and is subject to surveillance visits annually at a minimum. The PS Mark should be displayed in accordance with Annex 1 of DAO 4:2008 and the ICC Mark should be in the form of stickers issued by the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The Marks may only be placed on the certified products, with certification/identification number indicated accordingly.
The mandatory certification product scope includes the following:
CRT televisions and LCD Panel televisions of up to 45 inches with a supply voltage of up to 250 volts AC
Stand alone CD/VCD/DVD players with a supply voltage between 110 and 250 volts AC