DTI proposes new sampling guidelines for steel products

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The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has proposed a memorandum circular amending the implementing guidelines for the mandatory certification of steel products covered by Philippine National Standards (PNS) 49:2002, PNS 211:2002, and PNS 657:2008.

The draft memorandum circular (MC) specifies that the sampling size requirements are according to the Internal Organization for Standardization (ISO) International Standard (IS) 2859-1:1999 (Sampling Procedures for Inspection by Attributes – Part 1 Sampling Schemes Indexed by Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) for lot-by-lot inspection).

Under the MC, the sampling size shall only be determined once the sampling lot size and general...

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DTI charges 127 service and repair shops for operating without permit

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The Department of Trade and Industry’s Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (DTI-FTEB) formally charged 127 service and repair shops in the National Capital Region for operating without the required permit.

The DTI- FTEB reported that for the first quarter of 2017, they monitored 219 service and repair shops in the NCR.

DTI-FTEB Officer-in-Charge Ferdinand L. Manfoste explains, “From the 219 firms that the teams monitored, the DTI-FTEB issued the Notice of Violation (NOV) to 144 firms that were found violating the Presidential Decree (PD) 1572 – Empowering The Secretary Of Trade To Regulate And Control The Operation Of Service And Repair...

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Pautang ng Gobyerno sa pamamagitan ng P3 ng DTI, pwede na Nationwide

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Micro entrepreneurs around the country will now have access to cheap and easy credit as the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) will now be made available nationwide on May 31, 2017.

DTI Undersecretary for Regional Operations Zenaida Maglaya said the administration’s brainchild of micro-finance facility encourages micro entrepreneurs to borrow money from P3 that will help them finance their businesses.

“P3 is intended to help the underprivileged Filipino entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses. With this program, they can access cheap and easy credit without any hassle. After filling out a half-page application and presenting necessary documents, the...

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DTI alerts establishments to comply with SRPs for bottled water

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reminds business establishments, especially the retailers in bus terminals, to comply with the suggested retail prices (SRPs) for bottled water.

As summer is still on and some Filipinos are up to traveling to different destinations by bus, DTI-Consumer Protection Group (CPG) Undersecretary Atty. Teodoro C. Pascua leads the monitoring and enforcement activities on the prices of various brands of bottled water sold in bus terminals.

Last April 11, Undersecretary Pascua joined the DTI’s Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (FTEB) and monitored 13 stalls in Araneta Center Bus Terminal at Cubao, Quezon City. Upon monitoring,...

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