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DTI monitors substandard steel in Laguna

by Saul Pa-a
July 13, 2019

SUBSTANDARD STEEL. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Calabarzon personnel inspect one of the 24 steel bars and iron products establishments to prevent the selling of substandard goods in the market. The DTI has embarked on the simultaneous monitoring of hardware and construction outlets in Laguna starting July 5, 2019. (Photo courtesy of DTI4A)

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) regional office in Calabarzon (Region 4-A) is monitoring the market to prevent the sale of substandard steel and iron products that are reportedly proliferating.

In an interview on Thursday, Mia Angeline Cortez, DTI Calabarzon regional public information officer, said their office has embarked on simultaneous monitoring of establishments which began last July 5 in response to reported complaints.

Cortez said about 24 hardware and construction supplies establishments at the cities of Cabuyao, Biñan and Santa Rosa were already inspected.

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She said DTI 4-A scrutinized their product marking requirements and the coverage specified in each approved logo to identify the scope of manufacturer’s license.

Cortez said the DTI regularly monitors products of commercial establishments to ensure strict enforcement of trade laws, such as the Price Tag Law, the Price Act, and the Standards Law.

DTI Calabarzon Regional Director Marilou Toledo said they are intensifying monitoring activities in the region "because we want to protect our consumers by eliminating uncertified, inferior, or substandard products in the market”. (PNA)

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