DTI halts online sales of vape products to protect youth and public health

Manila, Philippines—To safeguard the youth and prioritize public health, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual signed on July 20 the Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 24-03, series of 2024. This order suspends the online sale of vapor products, vapor product devices, and vapor product systems on marketplaces, effective immediately. This followed the continue reading : DTI halts online sales of vape products to protect youth and public health

DTI signs landmark MOU to elevate sari-sari stores nationwide

Makati, Philippines—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to launch the Sari-sari Store Advancement Program, aimed at empowering over one million sari-sari store owners across the Philippines. This transformative initiative, under the banner “Tindahan Mo e-Level Up Mo!”, is set to equip micro-retailers also known as sari-sari stores, continue reading : DTI signs landmark MOU to elevate sari-sari stores nationwide

DTI Task Force Kalasag hits 3 biggest one-day hauls of uncertified appliances in 3 weeks

Makati City, Philippines — Following its latest enforcement of technical regulations for household appliances in Cavite, Bulacan, and Valenzuela City, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its task force Kalasag, has made its three biggest single-day seizures of uncertified appliances in less than three weeks. DTI Secretary Fred Pascual announced these three recent continue reading : DTI Task Force Kalasag hits 3 biggest one-day hauls of uncertified appliances in 3 weeks

DTI hosts groundbreaking Tatak Pinoy Act Forum to ignite industrial excellence and global competitiveness

Pasay City, Philippines—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) proudly hosted the inaugural Tatak Pinoy Act (TPA) Forum at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on 15 July 2024. This event brought together over 300 key stakeholders from the government, diplomatic corps, international organizations, industry, and academia. Themed “Rekindling a National Aspiration Towards Industrial Transformation,” the continue reading : DTI hosts groundbreaking Tatak Pinoy Act Forum to ignite industrial excellence and global competitiveness

DTI Secretary Pascual champions organizational performance excellence at the Philippine Quality Awards

Manila, Philippines—Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual highlighted the critical role of quality management and continuous improvement in national development during the 2024 Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Conferment Ceremony held at Malacañan Palace on July 17. “The PQA goes beyond mere recognition; it is a pivotal initiative designed to inspire and empower continue reading : DTI Secretary Pascual champions organizational performance excellence at the Philippine Quality Awards

Pascual hails industrial excellence and economic contributions of PEZA-registered First Philippine Industrial Park

Batangas City, Philippines—Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual lauded the significant contributions of the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) to the country’s industrial growth and economic development. Registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) since 1996, FPIP hosts over 150 locators and boasts an annual average of USD 3.5 billion in continue reading : Pascual hails industrial excellence and economic contributions of PEZA-registered First Philippine Industrial Park

Trade Chief highlights Luzon’s potential as economic powerhouse and investment hub at Bagong Pilipinas Town Hall Meeting

Batangas City, Philippines—Luzon, the Philippines’ largest island group, is poised to become a leading investment destination, driven by its diverse economy, thriving micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME), and commitment to sustainable development. This was according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual during the Bagong Pilipinas Luzon Town Hall Meeting held continue reading : Trade Chief highlights Luzon’s potential as economic powerhouse and investment hub at Bagong Pilipinas Town Hall Meeting

DTI logs PHP 25 million in seized uncertified appliances from Task Force Kalasag ops

Makati City, Philippines—Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual announced that its Task Force Kalasag’s three separate raids across Valenzuela City, Bulacan, and Cavite brought about PHP 25.4 million in uncertified home appliances and consumer goods. “The DTI lauds the Task Force Kalasag’s recent successes, with three separate raids across Valenzuela City, Bulacan, continue reading : DTI logs PHP 25 million in seized uncertified appliances from Task Force Kalasag ops

Pascual: “Made in the Philippines” stands as symbols of quality, innovation, and sustainability

Pasay City, Philippines—The Tatak Pinoy Act envisions extending the sterling Filipino reputation to locally-made products and services. Our objective is to ensure that products bearing the label ‘Made in the Philippines’ stand as symbols of quality, innovation, and sustainability,” said Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual at the Tatak Pinoy Act Forum, continue reading : Pascual: “Made in the Philippines” stands as symbols of quality, innovation, and sustainability

PH trade gets a boost, ATA Carnet cuts import duties and VAT—DTI Chief

Manila City, Philippines— “The ATA Carnet System represents a significant leap forward for Philippine businesses as it allows them to temporarily move goods across international borders without the burden of import duties and value-added tax in the host countries,” said the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary during the launch of the ATA Carnet System, continue reading : PH trade gets a boost, ATA Carnet cuts import duties and VAT—DTI Chief