The accreditation of service and repair enterprises expired last 31 December 2020 and should be renewed within January 2021. 

In order to alleviate the plight of the shop owners and technicians from the restrictions brought by the community quarantine, and pursuant to Administrative Order No. 30 directing all government offices to formulate and issue guidelines on, among others, the movement of statutory deadlines and timelines for the filing or submission of documents, payment of taxes, charges, and other fees, the grant of any benefit as well as the cancellation of proceedings before their respective offices, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) extended the filing of renewal application.

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez issued Memorandum Circular 21-03, “Grant of Grace Period on the Filing of Applications for Renewal of Accreditation of Service and Repair Enterprises”, on 13 January 2021; extending the filing of application for renewal until 31 March 2021 from the 31 January 2021.  Covered by the MC are those holders of Certificate of Accreditation expiring on 31 December 2020.

Consequently, the said Service and Repair Enterprises (SREs) are allowed to operate under the same terms and conditions, unless their Certificate of Accreditation is revoked or cancelled by virtue of a decision rendered against said SREs for any reason other than the expiration of their Certificate of Accreditation.

After the lapse of the grace period, the DTI-Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau and Regional/Provincial monitoring and enforcement activities shall resume to ensure strict compliance with the accreditation requirements.

For more information, consumers may visit the DTI website at or may call Consumer Care Hotline at DTI (1-384) or email at for questions and or clarifications.♦

Date of Release: 26 January 2020