Recently, the Philippines took the vaping industry by storm with the news of its progressive vaping laws. The updated legislation helped to cement vaping as a legal smoking cessation tool and new rules are being introduced to help ensure the safety and quality of vaping products in the Philippines.
Certification for vaping products in the Philippines
The Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS), an agency part of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has recently added E-Cigarettes to the list of consumer goods subject to mandatory certification.
The recent vape law which came into effect on August 13th, 2022, regulates the importation, manufacture, sale, packaging, distribution, use, and communication of E-Cigarettes or vapes. But under the DTI Order 22-06, Series of 2022, E-Cigarettes and E-Liquids as well as HTPs will be subject to mandatory certification from January 4th, 2024.
This certification process is hoped to ensure the quality of vaping products and prevent illicit trade.
What this means for those importing to the Philippines
With these changes, it means that products covered by the BPS Mandatory Product Certification Schemes will be required to bear the Philippine Standard (PS) mark or Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) sticker. This helps to identify whether the products have been certified to conform to the necessary quality standards.
This will cover both E-Cigarette devices and E-Liquid.
Before this deadline, importers to the Philippines can voluntarily opt for a Philippine Standard mark or Import Commodity Clearance. To ensure your products meet the criteria for importing into the Philippines, you can check the DTI for more information.
How Xyfil can help with compliance
As a leading E-Liquid manufacturer in the UK, we have over ten years of experience in manufacturing and producing high-quality products around the globe. We are able to tailor products to match vaping regulations for countless countries including the UK, EU, US, and Middle East. Not only can we manufacture E-Liquid products to the specifications you require, but our in-house compliance team also excels in ensuring your products meet the requirements for where you wish to sell.
We have helped countless brands take their products to markets across the globe by offering compliance services. Not only can we make your products to spec, but run the necessary laboratory tests and process products with the necessary government agencies on your behalf.
If you would like to see how we can help you with your E-Liquid brand or create a new range, contact us today.