Section 18 of the AFMEch Law states that “agricultural and fisheries machinery and equipment to be sold in the market shall pass through testing and evaluation by the AMTEC”. The same requirement for machinery testing was reiterated by the DA Secretary in Administrative Order No. 11, Series of 2001.

By the end of 2013, AMTEC had tested more than 2,350 agricultural and fishery machineries including prime movers, irrigation machinery, production machineries, and postharvest equipment. With the implementation of the AFMech Law, the number increased to:

Year Increase
2014 171
2015 228
2016 396


There were 689 test applications as of 2017, while there were 743 test applications in 2018.