DTI urges school supply sellers to follow SRP
IN time for the opening of classes, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is urging stores in the Philippines selling school supplies to sell their products within the Suggested Retail Prices (SRP).
The DTI recently published the price guide for school supplies in May 2018. The SRP list covered different brands and corresponding prices of notebooks, pad paper, ballpens, crayons, erasers, rulers and sharpeners.
The DTI reminded sellers that school supplies like notebooks, pad paper, pencils, pens and crayons should have proper markings like brand name, trademark, number of pages for paper products, type, size and grammage of paper, and name and address of manufacturer or importer.
Crayons must also have the marking “non-toxic” aside from the trade mark, brand name and manufacturer’s name.
For this year, several brands of notebooks and pad papers increased their prices due to the high cost of raw materials imported from China and the depreciation of peso value against the US dollar. However, prices of other school supplies remained stable.
The Gabay sa Pamimili ng School Supplies is already posted on the DTI’s e-Presyo, which can be accessed through www.e-presyo.dti.gov.ph.
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