National Regulations Governing Labels:
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.
GHS Implementation Status:
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.
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Extra language comments:
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.