The development of Philippine National Standard Specification for Chilled Young Coconut Water/Drink was initially undertaken upon the request of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). Consequently, the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) created the Technical Working Group for the Development of Philippine National Standard of Buko Juice through Special Order No. 13 series 2005.
In close collaboration with the Regional Offices of PCA, the TWG conducted a series of public consultative meetings to thresh out comments from all concerned stakeholders.
BAFPS deemed it necessary to adopt a standard providing common understanding on the scope of the standard, classifications, essential composition and quality factors, permitted sweeteners, contaminants, packaging requirements, labeling and methods of analysis and sampling.