Saturday, December 16, 2017

DTI’s Project ET Issues NoV to Five Hardware Stores in Iligan

(Tuesday, 28th day of November 2017)

 

Five hardware stores in Iligan City were issued notice of violation (NoV) by the Department of Trade and Industry’s Project ET (Execution Team) during the recent enforcement spearheaded by the Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau or FTEB.

These establishments were caught selling mandatory products like sanitary wares, sanitary pipes, electrical conduits, exhaust fans, steel wires and potable water pipes without product certification mark – PS (Philippine Standard) logo or ICC (Import Commodity Clearance) sticker pursuant to DTI  Department  Administrative  Order  02  series  of  2007  –  Defining  the  Responsibilities  and Liabilities of Manufacturers, Importers, Traders, Wholesalers, Distributors, Retailers, Service Providers and or their Agents, with Regard to Products/Services Covered by Philippine Standard Certification Mark Schemes.

However, these hardware stores are advised to communicate with FTEB for mediation as part of the due process accorded by law to respondents.

Penalties and sanctions in violation of DAO 02:2007 include cease and desist order, confiscation/destruction of goods, and administrative fine of not more than P300,000.

Likened to the anti-illegal drug operations “Oplan Tokhang”, Project ET aims to intensify the implementation of Fair Trade Laws and the Consumer Act in the provinces to further safeguard the life, safety and health of the consuming public. Project ET monitors prices, labels/markings, weight and quality of goods for consumers to get the best value of their hard-earned money.

Project ET was officially launched on 01 August 2017 by DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez.

 

– –  ANGELO A. DEVERO / STIDS

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