The Consumer Act of the Philippines (RA) No. 7394 1992 sets out labeling criteria for hazardous substances intended for consumers. Chapter 3 of the act specifically deals with hazardous substances.
Other chemical management policy and legislation can be found primarily through the following government resources:
- Regulates Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics: The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) under the RA 9711 (2009)
- Regulates Agricultural Chemicals: The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) under PD 1144
- Regulates Industrial Chemicals: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through its Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) under RA 6969.
The Philippines has adopted the UN GHS system, and it is currently being implemented. According to a report titled “Status of GHS Implementation in Southeast, East and Central Asia” (Sept 2010), the Philippines agreed in 2008 that there would be a transition period of 3 years. However, there are some legislative acts and drafts still being finalized. For comprehensive information on GHS implementation in the Philippines please refer to the report mentioned above.
All specific hazard text provided in Filipino (Tagalog) and English. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.