The development of the Philippine National Standard (PNS) for Coco Coir was undertaken in line with the commodities identified by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as priority. Essentially, the content of the PNS is based on the Administrative Orders (AOs) issued by the Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA). Upon public consultation meetings and discussions of the Technical Working Group (TWG), the major deviations from the AO were the setting of maximum moisture content and insertion of minimum % purity in Coir Mixed (CH-3).

The standard provides common language on definitions, minimum requirements, grading of coir, allowed tolerance, baling, and labeling.



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