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This page contains trade and industry-related laws and policies and relevant Presidential Directives and Issuances.

DTI Compendium of Laws
 

Accreditation of Repair Shop and Services

Code Subject Date of Issuance
Department Administrative Order No. 1, s. 1988 Amending Rule X of Ministry Order No. 32, Series of 1985, entitled "Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Enterprises engaged in the Service and Repair of Motor Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Engine and Engineering Works; Electronics, Electrical, Air conditioning and Refrigeration; Office Machines and Data Processing Equipment; Medical and Dental Equipment, and Other Consumer Mechanical and Industrial Equipment, Appliances or Devices, including the Technical Personnel employed therein" February 10, 1988
Department Administrative Order No. 2, s. 1994 Further amending certain provisions of Ministry Order No. 32, Series of 1985, as amended by Department Order No. 69 Series of 1993 (Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Service and Repair Enterprises June 2, 1994
Department Administrative Order No. 3, s. 2006 Further amending certain provisions of Ministry Order No. 32, Series of 1985, as amended, particularly providing for Standard Classification for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service and Repair Enterprises  March 29, 2006
Department Administrative Order No. 4, s. 1995 Further amending certain provisions of Ministry Order No. 32, Series of 1985, as amended (Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Service and Repair Enterprises) May 19, 1995
Department Administrative Order No. 6, s. 1988 In the interest of the service and pursuant to Section 1 of Department Administrative Order No. 1, Series of 1988, amending Rule X of Minsitry Order No. 32, Series of 1985, entitles "Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Enterprises, etc." the following are herby appointed to the National Accreditation Committee of Services and Repair Enterprises  
Department Order No. 69, s. 1993 Further amending certain provision of Ministry Order No. 32, Series of 1985, as amended (Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Service and Repair Enterprises  
Ministry Order No. 32, s. 1985 Rules and regulations on the accreditation of enterprises engaged in the service and repair of motor vehicles, heavy equipment, engine and engineering works; electronics, electrical,air conditioning and refrigeration; office machines and data processing equipment; medical and dental equipment, and other consumer mechanical and industrial equipment, alliances or devices, including the technical personnel employed therein  

Business Development and Regulation

 
Exports
 
Code Subject Date of Issuance
Department Administrative Order No. 1, s. 2014 Revising DAO No. 6, Series of 2008, Guidelines in resolving export trade complains formally lodged with the Department of Trade and Industry February 24, 2014
Department Administrative Order No. 3, s. 1995 Accreditation of exporters vis-a-vis incentives under the Export Development Act (R.A No. 7884) May 10, 1995
Department Administrative Order No. 3, s. 1996 Guidelines in the use of New Export Declaration (ED) Form May 26, 1996
Department Administrative Order No. 3, s. 2009 Implementing Rules and Regulation on the Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) availment for Philippine imports of TINPLATE (TP). Hot rolled (HR) and Cold Rolled (CR) steel from Japan under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) April 17, 2009
 
SME
 
Code Subject Date of Issuance
Republic Act No. 9178 Guide to R. A. 9178: Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs) Act of 2002 2010
Department Administrative Order No. 1, s. 2003 Implementing rules and regulation of R.A. 9178, otherwise known as the "Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs) Act of 2002" February 7, 2003
Department Administrative Order No. 12, s. 1995 Rules and Regulations implementing R.A. no. 7882 entitled "An Act Providing Assistance to Women Engaging in Micro and Cottage Business Enterprises, and for other purposes" November 13, 1995
Department Administrative Order No. 14-5, s. 2014 Implementing rules and regulations for Republic Act No. 10644 an act promoting job generation and inclusive growth through the development of micro, small and medium enterprises, otherwise known as the "Go Negosyo Act" December 19, 2014
Department Administrative Order No. 2, s. 2006 Implementing Guidelines for the Administration of the BMBE Development Fund under Section 10 of Republic Act 9178, otherwise known as the Barangay Micro Business Enterprises Act of 2002  
Department Administrative Order No. 4, s. 2009 Operating guidelines in the Implementation of Republic Act No. 7470, otherwise known as the "National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center of the Philippines Act of 1992"  
Department Administrative Order No. 9, s. 2008 Rules and Regulations to implement Republic Act No. 6977, as amended by Republic Act No. 8289, and further amended by Republic Act No. 9501 otherwise known as the amended "Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises" August 20, 2008
Joint Memorandum Circular No. 6 S. 2015 Policy guidelines and procedures in the implementation of the Bottom-Up Budgeting projects of FY 2015 February 27, 2015
Memorandum Order No. 13-1627, S. 2013 Guidelines for the Processing, Evaluation, Approval and Monitoring of projects under the DTI Shared Service Facilities Project  
Memorandum Order No. 15-58,  2015 Amended guidelines for the Implementation of 2014 Shared Service Facilities (SSF) Funds January 20, 2015
Department Administrative Order No. 3, s. 2017 Revised lmplementing Guidelines for the Administration of the BMBE
Development Fund
May 2, 2017
 

Others

Code Subject Date of Issuance
Joint DTI-DOF-BOC-BIR Administrative Order No. 01, s. 2004 Revised Rules and Regulations implementing R.A. No. 8502, otherwise known as, The "Jewelry Industry Development Act of 1998" May 27, 2004
Joint DTI-DENR-DA-DOF-DOH-DILG-DOLE-DOTC Administrative Order No. 01, s. 2009 The Adoption and Implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) May 25, 2009
 

Fair Trade

 
Consumer Related
 
Code Subject Date of Issuance
Department Administrative Order No. 1, s. 1990 Creation of Special Task Forces and Guidelines on the implementation of National Emergency Memorandum Order No. 7, entitled "Directing emergency measures to protect the people from hoarding, profiteering, injurious speculations, manipulation of prices and other pernicious practices affecting the supply of palay and rice" February 12, 1990
Department Administrative Order No. 1, s. 1994 Designating DTI Regional/Provincial Directors as NCAC Coordinators January 5, 1994
Department Administrative Order No. , s. 2008 Addenda to the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7394, otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines or the Department Administrative Order No. 2, series of 1993 on the Matter of Chapter IV on Labeling and Fair Packaging January 21, 2008
Department Administrative Order No. 10, s. 2002 Amending Department Order No. 16, series of 1990 - Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Consumer Organizations pursuant to LOI 1337, to include general provisions; new accreditation procedures and conditions of accreditation; duties and responsibilities of accredited consumer organizations ; and Roles of the Department of Trade and Industry  
Department Administrative Order No. 14, s. 1990 Modifying Ministry Order No. 69 Series of 1983, to include provisions of the New Civil Code on Warranties of a Seller and Batas Pambansa Bilang 8 in the enumeration of "Trade and Industry Laws" November 28, 1990
Department Administrative Order No. 2, s. 1991 Amending the Provisions of Commerce Administrative Order No. 2, series of 1962 as amended, governing the packaging, labeling, marking or branding of products manufactured in and/or imported in the Philippines February 7, 1991 
Department Administrative Order No. 2, s. 1993 Rules and Regulations implementing Republic Act No. 7394, otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines June 10, 1993 
Department Administrative Order No. 10-02, s. 2010 Addenda to Department Administrative Order No. 2, series of 1993 or the Rules and Regulations implementing Republic Act No. 7394, otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines particularly Chapter VI thereof on Sales Promotion February 12, 2010
Department Administrative Order 13-02, s. 2013 Amendments to Certain Provisions of:1. Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 05, series of 2007 ("Rules on Mediation in the Resolution of Inquiries, Complaints and/or Cases Filed the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for Violations of the Consumer Act of the Philippines and Other Trade and Industry Laws Supplementing Department Administrative Order No. 07, series of 2006"); and2. Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 07, series of 2006 ("Instituting the Simplified and Uniform Rules of Procedure for Administrative Cases Filed with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for Violations of the Consumer Act of the Philippines and Other Trade and Industry Laws") December 18, 2013
Department Administrative Order No. 3, s. 1993 Amending Department Order No. 124, series of 1992 June 30, 1993 
Department Administrative Order No. 14-3, s. 2014 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10642, an Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of brand new Motor Vehicles November 17, 2014 
Department Administrative Order No. 10-04, s. 2010 Guidelines on the Issuance, Use and Redemption of Gift Checks, Certificates of Gift Cards in accordance with Republic Act No. 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines, and for Other Purposes June 25, 2010
Department Administrative Order No. 14-4, s. 2014 Amendments to the Department Administrative Order No. 14-3 series of 2014 (DAO 14-3, s. 2014) otherwise known as the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No.10642, an Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of brand new Motor Vehicles December 15, 2014
Department Administrative Order No. 05, s. 2007 Rules on Mediation in the Resolution of Inquiries, Complaints and/or Cases Filed with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for Violations of the Consumer Act of the Philippines and Other Trade and Industry Laws Supplementing Department Administrative Order No. 07, series of 2006 July 19, 2007
Department Administrative Order No. 06, s. 2007 Revised Schedule of Administrative Fines for Violations of the Consumer Act of the Philippines and some Trade and Industry Laws August 24, 2007
Department Administrative Order No. 07, s. 2003 Amending Certain Provisions of Department Administrative Order No. 10, series of 2002 entitled "Amending Department Administrative Order No. 16, series of 1990 (Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Consumer Organizations pursuant to LOI 1337, to include General Provisions; New Accreditation Procedures and Conditions of Accreditation; Duties and Responsibilities of Accredited Consumer Organizations; and Roles of the Department of Trade and Industry" September 4, 2003 
Department Administrative Order No. 07, s. 2006 Instituting the Simplified and Uniform Rules of Procedure for Administrative Cases Filed with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for Violations of the Consumer Act of the Philippines and Other Trade and Industry Laws July 14, 2006 
Department Administrative Order No. 08, s. 2002 Rules and Regulations Implementing Article 53 of the Consumer Act of the Philippines (R.A. 7394) in Relation to Section 8 Rule II, Chapter I, Title III of Department Administrative Order No. 2, series of 1993 Prohibiting Chain Distribution Plans or Pyramid Sales Schemes in the Sale of Consumer Products August 28, 2002 
Department Administrative Order No. 09-09, s. 2009 Amending Section 6 of DAO No. 10, series of 2002, as amended by DAO No. 7, series of 2003 (Amending Department Administrative Order No. 16, series of 1990 - Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Consumer Organizations pursuant to Letter of Instructions No. 1337, to include General Provisions; New Accreditation Procedures and Conditions of Accreditation; Duties and Responsibilities of Accredited Consumer Organizations; and Roles of the Department of Trade and Industry) for the Purpose of Modifying Qualification of an Applicant November 3, 2009 


Price Related
 
Code Subject Date of Issuance
Department Administrative Order No. 10, s. 2006 Reiterating the Rules on Price Tags/Labels and Providing Prohibition Against the Imposition of a Surcharge, Extra Charge or Additional Charge in the Use of Credit/Automated Teller Machine (ATM)/Debit Cards for Payment of Purchases of Consumer Products or Services October 18, 2006
Department Administrative Order No. 4, s. 1999 Amending the provisions of Department Administrative Order No. 2, series of 1993 specifically Section 1, Rule XI, Chapter IV, Title III thereof (Requiring Clear Indication of Prices in Price Tags, Lists) and Rule IV, Chapter VI, Title III thereof (Price Advertising) April 27, 1999
Department Administrative Order No. 09-06, s. 2009 Directing All Market Administrators to strictly implement the Provisions of R.A. No. 7581, otherwise known as the "Price Act" September 30, 2009
Department Administrative Order No. 09-07, s. 2009 Deputation of All Field Personnel of the National Bureau of Investigation to strictly implement the Provisions of R.A. No. 7581, otherwise known as the "Price Act" October 2, 2009
Department Administrative Order No. 09, s. 2002 Providing Rules on Price Tags/Labels Authorizing the use of Shelf Pricing in combination with Modern Technology for Automatic Product Identification September 10, 2002 
DTI-DA-DOH-DENR-DOE Joint Administrative Order No. 13-1, s. 2013 Amendments to the DTI, DA, DOH, DENR Joint Administrative Order No. 1. series of 1993 (JAO 1, s. 1993) otherwise known as the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7581 (Price Act) December 16, 2013 

Fines and Fees

 
Code Subject Date of Issuance
Department Administrative Order No. 6, s. 1999 Prescribing a revised schedule of fees and charges, and for other procedures July 14, 1999
 
  

Freight Forwarding

Code Subject Date of Issuance
PSB Administrative Order No. 6, s. 2005 Philippine Shippers' Bureau - Revised Rules on Freight Forwarding November 23, 2005
 

Product Standards

 
Code Subject Date of Issuance
BPS Memorandum Circular No. 15-3, s. 2015 List of Products under Mandatory Certification January 28, 2015
Department Administrative Order No. 15-01, s. 2015 Measures to facilitate the issuance of the Import Commodity Clearance  
Department Administrative Order No. 1, s. 1987 Standardization of Medical Grade Oxygen in Cylinders  
Department Administrative Order No. 01, s. 1998 Repeal of DAO No. 8, series of 1996 and sub-section 1.5 of DAO No. 2, series of 1989 January 16, 1998
Department Administrative Order No. 01, s. 2006 Mandatory Philippine National Standard for Portland Cement February 7, 2006 
Department Administrative Order No. 10, s. 1999 Mandatory Philippine National Standard for Electrical Products - Boxes for rigid metal conduits  October 28, 1999
Department Administrative Order No. 10, s. 2008 Mandatory Philippine National Standard for Protective Helmets and their Visors for Drivers and Passengers of Motor Cycles and Mopeds September 8, 2008
Department Administrative Order No. 09-10, s. 2009 Mandatory Philippine National Standard for hot-dip metallic-coated steel sheets for roofing November 23, 2009
Department Administrative Order No. 11, s. 2006 Mandatory Philippine National Standard for Blended Hydraulic Cement with Pozzolan November 28, 2006
Department Administrative Order No. 12, s. 2008 Mandatory Philippine National Standards related to the use of LPG and CNG in Motor Vehicles September 29, 2008
Department Administrative Order No. 13, s. 2008 Mandatory Philippine National Standard for Fireworks December 24, 2008 
Department Administrative Order No. 02, s. 1998 Mandatory Philippine National Standard October 9, 1998 
Department Administrative Order No. 02, s. 2001 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 8970 May 11, 2001
Department Administrative Order No. 02, s. 2002 Defining the Responsibilities and Liabilities of Manufacturers, Importers, Traders, Wholesalers, Distributors, Retailers and or their Agents, with regard to products covered by Mandatory Product Certification and Prescribing Penalties for Violation thereof July 01, 2002
Department Administrative Order No. 02, s. 2005 Mandatory Philippine National Standard (PNS) for Electric copper wires and cables February 15, 2005
Department Administrative Order No. 14-2, s. 2014 Implementing Guidelines for the Mandatory Certification of Audio & Video Products covered by PNS IEC 60065:2007 - Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus - Safety Requirements April 1, 2014
Department Administrative Order No. 3, s. 1987 Standardization of Fire Hose  
Department Administrative Order No. 3, s. 1998 Mandatory Philippine National Standard February 19, 1999
Department Administrative Order No. 03, s. 2001 Timetable for Compliance with RA 8970 May 11, 2001 
Department Administrative Order No. 03, s. 2008 Rules and Regulations concerning the Safety of Low Voltage Equipment February 7, 2008
Department Administrative Order No. 11-03, s. 2011 Mandatory Philippine National Standards  
Department Administrative Order No. 4, s. 1996 Mandatory Philippine National Standards June 10, 1996 
Department Administrative Order No. 04, s. 2000 Mandatory Philippine National Standards  August 9, 2000
Department Administrative Order No. 04, s. 2002 Mandatory Philippine National Standard for Safety-belts and Restraint Systems July 31, 2002 
Department Administrative Order No. 04, s. of 2008 The New Rules and Regulations concerning the Philippine Standard (PS) Quality and/or Safety Certification Mark scheme of the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) February 7, 2008 
Department Administrative Order No. 11-04, s. 2011 Mandatory Philippine National Standards (PNS) for various electrical and electronics products  
Department Administrative Order No. 5, s. 1987 Standardization of Ballasts for High Pressure Mercury Vapor Lamps  
Department Administrative Order No. 5, s. 1991 Mandatory Philippine National Standards February 27, 1991
Department Administrative Order No. 5, s. 1992 Mandatory Philippine National Standards January 14, 1993
Department Administrative Order No. 5, s. 1996 Guidelines for the Return or Disposal of DTI-BPS Tested Product Samples July 11, 1996
Department Administrative Order No. 05, s. 1997 Amending PNS 15-5:1995, as implemented by DAO 6, series of 1996 August 20, 1997
Department Administrative Order No. 05, s. 2000 Mandatory Philippine National Standards for Fire Protection and Fire Fighting Equipment October 18, 2000
Department Administrative Order No. 05, s. 2002 Mandatory Philippine National Standards  August 6, 2002
Department Administrative Order No. 05, s. 2008 The New Rules and Regulations concerning the Issuance of Import Commodity Clearance under the Product Certification Mark Scheme of the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) February 7, 2008
Department Administrative Order No. 10-05, s. 2010 Recall of PNS 127:2004 - Cold-reduced carbon steel sheet of commercial and drawing qualities - Specifications from the list of Mandatory Philippine National Standards June 28, 2010 
Department Administrative Order No. 6, s. 1987 Standardization of Pressurized Kerosene Stoves July 23, 1987 
Department Administrative Order No. 6, s. 1995 Mandatory Philippine National Standard June 26, 1995 
Department Administrative Order No. 6, s. 1996 Mandatory Philippine National Standard August 8, 1996
Department Administrative Order No. 06, s. 2004 Mandatory Philippine National Standards for Power transformers, power supply units and similar devices May 6, 2004 
Department Administrative Order No. 06, s. 2006 Mandatory Philippine National Standards for low carbon steel wires - Plain/annealed/zinc coated July 5, 2006 
Department Administrative Order No. 7, s. 1990 Policies and Guidelines on Metrication April 26, 1990 
Department Administrative Order No. 07, s. 2002 Mandatory Philippine National Standards August 27, 2002 
Department Administrative Order No. 07, s. 2008 Mandatory Philippine National Standards for Equal Leg Angle Bars March 24, 2008 
Department Administrative Order No. 8, s. 1987 Standardization of Carbon Steel Wire Rods July 23, 1987 
Department Administrative Order No. 8, s. 1988 Labelling of Finished Textile Fabrics, Ready-Made Garments and Piece Goods  
Department Administrative Order No. 08, s. 1997 Mandatory Philippine National Standards for switches for household and similar fixed-electrical installation; plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes; and general use snap switches November 5, 1997 
Department Administrative Order No. 08, s. 2008 Mandatory Philippine National Standards for Zinc and Zinc-alloy-coated Steel Barbed Wires August 15, 2008 
Department Administrative Order No. 09-08, s. 2009 Guidelines on Warranties on Energy Efficient Lamps and Ballasts November 3, 2009 
Department Administrative Order No. 9, s. 1987 Standardization of Magnet Wires July 23, 1987 
Department Administrative Order No. 9, s. 1991 Amending DTI-DAO No. 7, series of 1990 - Policies and Guidelines on Metrication July 23, 1991 
Department Administrative Order No. 09, s. 1997 Prescribing a Revised Schedule of Testing Fees of the Bureau of Product Standards Testing Center October 31, 1997 
Department Administrative Order No. 09, s. 2006 Mandatory Philippine National Standards for Safety Glass for Road Vehicle September 4, 2006
Department Administrative Order No. 02, s. 2017 New Guidelines for Mandatory Certification of Portland Cement and Blended Hydraulic Cement with Pozzolan Covered by PNS 07:2005 and PNS 63:2006 Respectively March 17, 2017
Department Administrative Order No. 05, s. 2017 New Guidelines for Mandatory Certification of Portland Cement and Blended Hydraulic Cement with Pozzolan Covered by PNS 07:2005 and PNS 63:2006 Respectively May 17, 2017
 

Truck Rebuilding

 
Code Subject Date of Issuance
Department Administrative Order No. 08, s. 2003 Guidelines for the Mandatory Accreditation of Rebuilding Centers October 10, 2003
 

Trade Remedy

 
Code Subject Date of Issuance
Republic Act (R.A.) No. 8751 Countervailing Duty Act of 1999  August 7, 1999
Joint Administrative Order No. 2 s. 2000 Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 8751  
Republic Act (R.A.) No. 8752 Anti-Dumping Act of 1999 August 12, 1999
Joint Administrative Order No. 1 s. 2000 Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 8752  
Republic Act (R.A.) No. 8800 Safeguard Measures Act July 19, 2000
Joint Administrative Order No. 3 s. 2000 Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 8800  
 
 

Other Relevant Laws
  

Investment

 
Code Subject Date of Issuance
Bidding Process under Republic Act No. 7718 (BOT LAW) – Annex A The Public Bidding Process Under R.A. 7718 (BOT Law)  
Republic Act No. 7227 An Act Accelerating the Conversion of Military Reservations into other productive uses, creating the Bases Conversion and Development Authority for the purpose, providing funds therefore and for other purposes March 13, 1992
Executive Order No. 1037 Creating the Philippine Retirement Park System, Providing funds therefor and for Other Purposes July 4, 1985
Republic Act No. 7042 An Act to Promote Foreign Investments, Prescribe the Procedures for Registering Enterprises Doing Business in the Philippines, and for Other Purposes March 28, 1996
Executive Order No. 584 Promulgating the Seventh Regular Foreign Investment Negative List December 8, 2006
Presidential Decree No. 538 Creating and establishing the PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority and making it a subsidiary agency of the Philippine Veterans Investment Development Corporation defining its powers, functions and responsibilities, and for Other Purposes August 13, 1974
Republic Act No. 7903 An act Creating a Special Economic Zone and Free port in the city of Zamboanga creating for this purpose the Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority, Appropriating Funds therefor, and for Other Purposes February 23, 1995
Republic Act No. 9490 An Act Establishing The Aurora Special Economic Zone In The Province Of Aurora, Creating For The Purpose The Aurora Special Economic Zone Authority, Appropriating Funds Therefor And For Other Purposes June 29, 2007
Republic Act No.  6957 (BOT Law) as amended by R.A. 7718 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. No. 6957, "An Act Authorizing the Financing, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure Projects by the Private Sector and for Other Purposes", as amended by R.A. No. 7718  
Republic Act No. 7042 An Act to Promote Foreign Investments, Prescribe The Procedures For Registering Enterprises Doing Business In The Philippines, And For Other Purposes March 28, 1996
Republic Act No. 7718 – The BOT Law An Act amending certain sections of Republic Act No. 6957, entitled "An Act Authorizing the Financing, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure Projects by the Private Sector, and for Other Purposes" May 5, 1994
Republic Act No. 7903 – Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Act of 1995 An Act creating a special economic zone and free port in the city of Zamboanga creating for this purpose the Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority, Appropriating Funds therefor, and for Other Purposes February 23, 1995
Republic Act No. 7922 Rules Implementing The Cagayan Special Economic Zone Act Of 1995 February 18, 1997
Republic Act No. 8179 An Act To Promote Foreign Investments, Prescribe The Procedures For Registering Enterprises Doing Business In The Philippines, And For Other Purposes March 28, 1996
 

Consumer

Code Subject Date of Issuance
Republic Act No. 7394 The Consumer Act of the Philippines April 13, 1992
Republic Act No. 10909 An Act Prohibiting Business Establishments from Giving Insufficient or no Change to Consumers and Providing Penalties Therefor July 21, 2016
Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10909 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10909, "an Act Prohibiting Business Establishments from Giving Insufficient or no Change to Consumers and Providing Penalties Therefor" December 22, 2016
Department Administrative Order No. 2, s. 1993 Rules and Regulations implementing Republic Act No. 7394, Otherwise known as The Consumer Act of the Philippines June 10, 1993
Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9994 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9994, also known as the "Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010," an Act Granting Additional Benefits and Privileges to Senior Citizens, further amending Republic Act No. 7432 of 1992 as amended by Republic Act No. 9257 of 2003 June 18, 2010
Joint DOTC-DTI Administrative Order No. 01, s. 2012 Providing for a Bill of Rights for Air Passengers and Carrier Obligations December 10, 2012
Republic Act No. 7581 – The Price Act An Act Providing Protection to Consumers by Stabilizing the Prices of Basic Necessities and Prime Commodities and by prescribing measures against Undue Price Increases during Emergency Situations and Like Occasions May 27, 1992
Republic Act No. 10623 An Act amending certain Provisions of Republic Act No. 7581, entitled "An Act Providing Protection to Consumers by Stabilizing the Prices of Basic Necessities and Prime Commodities and by prescribing measures against Undue Price Increases during Emergency Situations and Like Occasions and for Other Purposes September 6, 2013
Republic Act No. 10642 An Act strengthening Consumer Protection in the purchase of Brand New Motor Vehicles July 15, 2014
Department Administrative Order No. 14-3, s. 2014 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10642, An Act strengthening Consumer Protection in the purchase of Brand New Motor Vehicles November 17, 2014
Department Administrative Order No. 14-4, s. 2014 Amendments to the Department Administrative Order No. 14-3 series of 2014 (DAO 14-3, S.2 014) otherwise known as The Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10642, An Act strengthening Consumer Protection in the purchase of Brand New Motor Vehicles December 15, 2014
Office of Cybercrime Advisory Opinion No. 02, s. 2015 Advisory on Online Shopping Fraud April 30, 2015
 

Trade

 
Code Subject Date of Issuance
Department Administrative Order No. 12, s. 2006 Further Amendments to Certain Provisions of Department of Trade Administrative Order No. 80, Series of 1982 as amended December 4, 2006
Act No. 3883 An Act to Regulate the Use in Business Transactions of Names other than True Names, Prescribing the duties of the Director of the Bureau of Commerce and Industry* in its Enforcement, Providing penalties for violations thereof, and for Other Purposes November 14, 1931
Department Administrative Order No. 2, s. 1988 Modifying Ministry Order No. 39, S. of 1985, as amended, for the purpose of lifting the requirements as accreditation of seminar for real estate brokers/appraises, as a pre-requisite for the grant of license, as well as changing certain requirements for qualification of real estate brokers March 29, 1988
Department Administrative Order No. 7, s. 1995 Rules and Regulations amending Certain Provisions of DAO No. 80 Series of 1982 as amended by DAO No. 15 Seires of 1990 July 27, 1995
Executive Order No. 156 Providing for a Comprehensive Industrial Policy and Directions for the Motor Vehicle Development Program and its Implementing Guidelines December 12, 2002
Joint DTI-DOH-DA Administrative Order No. 1, s. 1993 Rules and Regulations Implementing the Provisions of Chapter III Title V of the Republic Act No. 7394 otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines December 27, 1993
Republic Act No. 7844 – Export Development Act of 1994 December 21, 1994
Republic Act No. 8751 –Countervailing Act of 1999  
Republic Act No. 8762 – Retail Trade Liberalization Act February 15, 2000
Republic Act No. 8800 July 19, 2000
Republic Act No. 9135 April 27, 2001
 
 

RA 10530 (An Act Defining the Use and Protection of the Red Cross, Red Cresent, and Red Crystal Emblems)

 
Code Subject Date of Issuance
Republic Act No. 10530 An Act Defining The Use And Protection Of The Red Cross, Red Crescent, And Red Crystal Emblems, Providing Penalties For Violations Thereof And For Other Purposes
Jul 23, 2012
 
Chapter 1 - Establishment of Free Trade Area, Objectives and General Definitions


Article 1 - Objectives


The objectives of this Agreement are to:

a.    progressively liberalise and facilitate trade in goods among the Parties through, inter alia, progressive elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers in substantially all trade in goods among the Parties;

b.    progressively liberalise trade in services among the Parties, with substantial sectoral coverage;

c.    facilitate, promote and enhance investment opportunities among the Parties through further development of favourable investment environments;

d.    establish a co-operative framework for strengthening, diversifying and enhancing trade, investment and economic links among the Parties; and

e.    provide special and differential treatment to ASEAN Member States, especially to the newer ASEAN Member States, to facilitate their more effective economic integration.


Article 2 - Establishment of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area


The Parties hereby establish, consistent with Article XXIV of GATT 1994 and Article V of GATS, an ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand Free Trade Area.


Article 3 - General Definitions


For the purposes of this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:

a.    AANZFTA means the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area;

b.    Agreement means the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area;

c.    Agreement on Customs Valuation means the Agreement on Implementation of Article VII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 in Annex 1A to the WTO Agreement;

d.    ASEAN means the Association of Southeast Asian Nations which comprises of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and whose members are referred to in this Agreement collectively as the ASEAN Member States and individually as an ASEAN Member State;

e.    customs duties means any customs or import duty and a charge of any kind, including any tax or surcharge, imposed in connection with the importation of a good, but does not include any:

i.    charge equivalent to an internal tax imposed consistently with the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article III of GATT 1994, in respect of the like domestic product or in respect of an article from which the imported product has been manufactured or produced in whole or in part;

ii.   anti-dumping or countervailing duty applied consistently with the provisions of Article VI of GATT 1994, the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, as may be amended and the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures in Annex 1A to the WTO Agreement, as may be amended; or

iii.  fee or any charge commensurate with the cost of services rendered;

f.     days means calendar days, including weekends and holidays;

g.    FTA Joint Committee means the ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand FTA Joint Committee established pursuant to Article 1 (FTA Joint Committee) of Chapter 16 (Institutional Provisions);

h.    GATS means the General Agreement on Trade in Services in Annex 1B to the WTO Agreement;

i.     GATT 1994 means the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 in Annex 1A to the WTO Agreement;

j.     HS Code means the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System established by the International Convention on the Harmonized Description and Coding System signed at Brussels on 14 June 1983, as amended;

k.    IMF Articles of Agreement means the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund;

l.     newer ASEAN Member States means the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the Union of Myanmar and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam;

m.   originating good means a good that qualifies as originating under Chapter 3 (Rules of Origin);

n.    Parties means the ASEAN Member States, Australia and New Zealand collectively;

o.    Party means an ASEAN Member State or Australia or New Zealand;

p.    TRIPS Agreement means the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, in Annex 1C to the WTO Agreement;

q.    WTO means the World Trade Organization; and
 
r.     WTO Agreement means the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, done on 15 April 1994.
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