NOT a single establishment in Davao Region has so far violated the product standard policy set by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), according to a monitoring conducted by the agency's field offices in the region from January to May this year.

"Based on monitoring and enforcement activities that we conducted this year, we saw no violation committed by retailers in the region," said Rachel Remetio, DTI-Davao chief of the Consumer Welfare and Trade Regulation Division (CWTRD).

She said this can be attributed to the strict implementation and constant information dissemination conducted by the agency.

"The zero violation was achieved due to strict implementation of our programs and the monitoring activities. We constantly and regularly inform the retailers that if they sell uncertified products we will give them automatically administrative sanctions through the help of our field offices," she added.

She also said this was also achieved with the help of the retailers' cooperation.

The agency regularly conducted monitoring on different products under the BPS Product Certification Scheme, which includes household appliances, lamps and lightning products, wiring devices, wires and cables, mechanical and construction materials, and chemical and consumer products.

These products are expected to bear product safety and import commodity clearance marks.

DTI-Davao field offices are required to have an at least one monitoring team composed of four to five technically-equipped personnel.

The agency recorded the region's last violation on products standards in December of last year. (ASP)