DTI-7 charges Cebu, Bohol firms for Standards Law violation

By: Irene R. Sino Cruz April 07,2019 - 12:10 PM

The Department of Trade and Industry has issued formal charges against establishments in Central Visayas that distribute  substandard construction materials./ CDN file photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Central Visayas has issued formal charges against 18 businesses in Cebu and Bohol for violation of the Standards law.

DTI-7 seized various products such as construction materials, household appliances, electrical and other consumer products from the erring establishments.

These products did not have the Philippine Standard (PS) and imported clearance certificate (ICC) marks.

In a statement posted on DTI-7 Facebook page, Regional Director Aster Caberte said that Republic Act No 4109 prohibits the distribution and sale of any product that does not conform to the required standards.

Caberte said a product should meet the product certification scheme of the Bureau of Product Standards and the required quality or safety standards.

“The DTI encourages our manufacturers, importers and distributors to sell only those critical products that passed quality and safety tests.

She explained that the presence of the required labelling as well as the PS and the ICC marks indicates that their products are reliable and safe to use.

Caberte noted that DTI regularly checks the compliance of relevant products to avoid compromising consumers’ safety. /dcb

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