August 14, 2015 DTI-Export Marketing Bureau
Twelve industry sectors and government representatives gathered together on August 14, 2015 at the DTI Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) to review and finalize the categorization of PNP-FEO controlled chemicals proposed by Dr. Titos A.O. Quibuyen of the Institute of Chemistry- UP Diliman. The meeting spearheaded by the Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika (SPIK) was attended by representatives from the Semiconductors and Electronics Industry Association of the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI), Chamber of Cosmetics Industry Association of the Philippines (CCIP), Philippine Association of Chemical Suppliers, Inc (PACSI), Association of Petrochemical Manufacturers of the Philippines (APMP), Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers (PAPM), Philippine Rubber Industry Association (PRIA), Progressive Association of Philippine Ink Makers (PAPIM), Fertilizer Industry Association of the Philippines (FIAP), Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP), mining, testing and laboratories, food and beverages sectors. It was also attended by representatives from Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Board of Investments (BOI) and Export Marketing Bureau (EMB).
The welcome speech was delivered by Ms. Agnes Perpetua Legaspi, Assistant Director of Export Marketing Bureau. A background on the status of the PNP-FEO regulation on controlled chemicals by Mr. Joey Marcalain, SPIK President followed by the open discussion with the industry stakeholders on issues and concerns. The meeting ended with a closing remarks from Mr. Anthony B. Rivera Assistant Director of Export Marketing Bureau
The finalized categorization of chemicals including recommendations was submitted to the PNP-FEO as part of the commitment of the chemical industry to work closely with the said Agency in the pursuit of finding a win-win solution over the issues and concerns of controlled chemicals.