On March 02, 2020, SPIK attended the public consultation organized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Household/ Urban Hazardous Substances (HUHS).
On June 25, 2019, FDA issued A.O. 2019- 0019 Reinstatement of Requirements of Licensing as Importers, Exporters, Manufacturers, Toll Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Distributors, Retailers or Re-Packers of Those Engaged in Certain Household/ Urban Hazardous Substances, and from the Requirement of Prior Registration and/ or Notification of Said Products. This A.O. repealed the A.O. 2015-0038 which exempt the same from the Requirement of Prior Registration and/ or Notification of Said Products.
The online process application was also presented. It was reported that FDA has made a lot of great efforts in improving their current manual application system in order to comply with the requirements of processing time as mandated by the R.A. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.
An open forum was facilitated by Engr. Ana Rivera after the presentation of the materials. Stakeholders were encouraged to submit their position papers.