market monitoring in Laguna
DTI-4A and DTI-recognized industry associations conducted a two-day market monitoring activity in the Province of Laguna on May 25-26, 2017

To help protect the interest and welfare of the consumers, the Department of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with DTI-recognized industry associations, conducted a two-day market monitoring activity in the Province of Laguna on May 25-26, 2017. Hardware, ceramic tile, and flat glass stores were monitored and inspected.

Likewise, campaign for the extensive awareness on the Republic Act No. 4109, otherwise known as Law on Product Standards and DTI’s Department Administrative Order No. 2, Series of 2007, was done.

DTI warned business establishments to refrain from selling uncertified and substandard products.

DTI-recognized industry associations such as Flat Glass Alliance of the Philippines, Inc., Ceramic Tile Manufacturers, Inc., Philippine Electric and Wires Manufacturers, Inc., Philippine Steelmakers Association, Inc., and Steel Angles- Shapes & Section Manufacturer’s Association of the Philippines, Inc. served as technical experts on the said joint monitoring.

Pursuant to the Republic Act No. 7394 (RA 7394) or the Consumer Act of the Philippines, DTI is a national agency that protects the interest of the consumers and implement measures to achieve protection against deceptive, unfair, and unconscionable sales acts and practices. The Department regularly conducts enforcement and market surveillance activities and urges consumers to ensure their safety by patronizing only products that meet quality standards.

Consumers can rely on the DTI’s commitment to closely monitor fair trade laws to avoid compromising consumers’ safety from establishments that sell uncertified, inferior, or substandard products.