The Department of Trade and Industry in the MIMAROPA Region has filed a case against the owners of six business establishments in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan due to violation of the Product Standard Law.
The law requires all business establishments to abide by the relevant international or foreign standards to help industries produce quality products or services and raise productivity. These standards not only protect the consumers but also facilitate trade in the global market.
DTI Provincial Officer in Palawan Rosenda Fortunado said that these establishments failed to comply with the requirements for Philippine Standard (PS) and Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) product certification schemes.
Fortunado however refused to name the establishments as this according to her is not allowed.
The violators will be fined P25, 000. The hearing of the case will be done at DTI-Palawan office.
The intensified campaign of DTI-Palawan against business owners who continue to disregard the law, particularly the Consumer Act of the Philippines (RA 7394), has resulted to the detection of 143 establishments who failed to comply with the requirements. Twenty-five of these business establishments were issued ‘Notice of Violation’ and charged for violation of Price Tag Law.
Among the products monitored by DTI that did not carry the PS/ICC stickers are television sets, DVD/VCD, electrical plugs, receptacles, ballasts, electrical extension cords and sanitary wares.