Random inspection of construction materials proved compliance to product standards and fair trade laws

Rampant reports of substandard products proliferating in the market have been received by the Department of Trade and Industry in the past quarter. Thus, DTI conducted a simultaneous monitoring and enforcement across the country on 5 July 2019 to strengthen advocacy on product standards of certain construction materials. DTI-8 mobilized its provincial monitoring and enforcement continue reading : Random inspection of construction materials proved compliance to product standards and fair trade laws

18 establishments sell non-conforming products –-DTI-6

Enforcement teams deployed in the different provinces here checks on the markings on steel bars in randomly selected hardware stores in the region. Of the 41 establishments randomly monitored by enforcement teams deployed in the provinces here, 18 hardware stores were found selling uncertified/ substandard steel bars following the synchronized conduct of monitoring and enforcement continue reading : 18 establishments sell non-conforming products –-DTI-6

DTI intensifies enforcement activities on product standards

To enable a better marketplace and protect consumers from substandard products, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) intensifies its enforcement activities in various business establishments. Recently, the DTI seized construction materials, household appliances, electrical and other consumer products from establishments in Cebu and Bohol that did not bear the Philippine Standard (PS) and Import continue reading : DTI intensifies enforcement activities on product standards

Check the marks, buy wisely

The public are advised to check the marks when buying electrical lights to ensure that these have passed the Philippine standards. Locally-manufactured products must bear the necessary PS mark,while imported products have the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) mark. While Christmas lights are part of the festive celebration during the yuletide season, it is not about continue reading : Check the marks, buy wisely

DTI participates in the 40th Meeting of the ACCSQ-WG1 on Standards and MRAs

Delegates from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam and representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat participated in the 40th meeting of the ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality – Working Group 1 on Standards and MRA (ACCSQ-WG1) in Singapore. The Philippines, through the Department of Trade and Industry’s continue reading : DTI participates in the 40th Meeting of the ACCSQ-WG1 on Standards and MRAs