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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,
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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
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San Fernando, Cebu—Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual inaugurated a Japanese cement company’s new PHP 12.8 billion production line on July 18. This new facility is expected to bolster cement production in the Philippines and reduce reliance on imports. Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc. (TCPI)’s state-of-the-art plant in
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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
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Zamboanga, Philippines—As part of its sustained nationwide crackdown on substandard items to enforce compliance with technical and safety product regulations, the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Task Force Kalasag seized 59,261 non-compliant consumer products worth PHP 5,873,240 during its enforcement rounds in Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay from
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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