DTI-MisOr reveals 20 firms selling uncertified products-A A +A
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) disclosed 20 companies that have been found selling uncertified products.
Almer R. Masillones, head of Consumer Welfare Division of DTI-Misamis Oriental, said these companies are based in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Central Luzon.
She said that DTI head office found various traders from NCR and Central Luzon selling products that did not undergo the Product Certification Scheme of DTI’s Bureau of Product Standards (BPS).
Among these uncertified products were motorcycle helmets, LPG cylinders, flat glass, galvanized iron and black iron pipes and equal leg angle steel bars.
Traders with administrative cases from DTI include Double E Trading, RNW Pacific Pipes Corporation, Royal Coco Marketing and Canberra Enterprises, Michael de Leon Quezon City; Metro North Gas Corporation Valenzuela City, Metro North Gas Corporation Valenzuela City; Endroned Gaz Dealer Caloocan City, Alexson Industrial Gas Dealer Navotas City, Velasquez Store Malabon City, RA Hardware Caloocan City, Litex Glass; Aluminum and General Merchandise Quezon City, Purple’s Aluminum and Glass Services and Supply Quezon City; Familia Lina Glass and Aluminum Services Quezon City, Diamond Aluminum and Glass Supply Quezon City, Manalo Glass and Aluminum Supply Quezon City, RW’s Marketing Quezon City; Lady GasGas Merchandising Quezon City, DGMM Enterprise Quezon City, SCTEX Iron and Steel Corporation (Provincial Road Barangay Balingcanaway Tarlac City), PCA Steel Trading; A&J Rosegold Compound (Circumferential Road Cutcut Ageles City, Pampanga) and Unitop General Merchandise Inc. and Double E Trading Manila.
Almer said, “Although region 10 is okay, but the risk is when these uncertified products get delivered here in Northern Mindanao; that is why we need to publish this nationwide.”
BPS Product Certification Scheme requires the manufacturers and importers of products that include building and construction materials, chemical products, electrical and electronic home appliances, and consumer products to apply for the PS license and ICC certificate before distributing their products to the market.
In order to be issued the PS license and ICC certificate, their products must first pass the Philippine National Standard (PNS) requirements relevant to their products.
Once certified, the products must be Product Standards (PS) or Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) marked prior to distribution for sale.
Manufacturers, importers and retailers found not complying with the scheme will be filed administrative charges for violation of the DTI Department Administrative Order (DAO) 2:2007, Republic Act (RA) 7394, otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines and Republic Act 4109 or the Standards Law.
If found guilty, the owners/operators of erring establishments will be imposed with monetary fine up to P300,000 and cancellation of any DTI-issued permit or license. (PIA)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 09, 2013.