The formulation of this Philippine National Standard for Fresh Calamondin/Calamansi – Grading and classification, PNS/BAFPS 30:2005 was initially taken from the Standards Administrative Order (SAO), 1971, Department of Trade and Industry. SAO for Fresh Calamondin/Calamansi was subje cted for further review and revision.
The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) conducted series of technical reviews and public consultations nationwide on the revised draft standards for fresh calamondin/calamansi prior to its approval.
The Sub-Committees of BAFPS organized through Special Order No. 411, series of 2001 set the classification of fresh calamondin/calamansi based on their physical characteristics and current practices existing in the market.