To ensure consumer protection from defective, injurious, and unsafe products, the Department of Trade and Industry Region IV-A intensified its conduct of Market Monitoring of Product Standards in the CALABARZON Region.

On June 19 – 22, 2017, DTI 4-A conducted a Market Monitoring of Product Standards in the province of Batangas, specifically in the municipalities of Agoncillo, San Luis, Taal, and Bauan. Twenty-three (23) business establishments were monitored to check their compliance to Republic Act No. 4109 or the Product Standards Law, DTI’s Department Administrative Order No. 2, series of 2007 (DAO 2:2007) and the relevant Philippine National Standards (PNS). Products monitored included lamps and related products, wiring devices, wires and cables, mechanical/building and construction materials, and other consumer products.

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Market Monitoring of Product Standards in Batangas by DTI 4A.

Any retailer or wholesaler found selling uncertified products will be seized and will pay a penalty that may range up to a maximum of Php 300,000.00 without prejudice to the filing of criminal or civil actions under applicable laws.

DTI 4-A warns the retailers and wholesalers to refrain from selling substandard and uncertified products and encourages them to support the Department’s goal in eradicating the proliferation of injurious and harmful products in the market places. Likewise, DTI 4-A informed the public to purchase only quality and certified products since these can provide them an optimum level of satisfaction and can give better value for money spent.

DTI 4-A will continue to monitor products that fall under their jurisdiction to ensure compliance of business establishments to applicable standards and guidelines, which will ultimately provide consumer protection and satisfaction.