DTI, the protective shield of consumers

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  • Raffy C. V.
  • 7 years ago

CITY of BALANGA, Bataan The relentless drive of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Steelmakers Corporation (PSC) had resulted to the confiscation of some P100 million worth of substandard imported steel products in the past years.

According to Engineer Rodolfo Miranda, technical expert of PSC, the continuing campaign against inferior and deformed steel bars has improved the level of marketing in local hardware industry and construction business.

Miranda also said during the seminar-workshop on product standards held at the Crown Royale the other day with the participation of more than 100 hardware owners and project engineers that the Department of Trade Industry has emerged as protective shield of consumers and hardware industry in dealing with unscrupulous foreign steel suppliers.

He explained that steel products in the market must conform to the Philippine National Standards to determine its strength and uniformed size for the security of the consumers. The existence of substandard and deformed angular steel bars in the market would make the residences and buildings unsound structures that would endanger the lives of the occupants.

Mrs. Thess Magtanong, DTI Bataan spokesperson, said the government is strictly enforcing the products standard law for the benefit of the consumers who are usually victims of dishonest traders or manufacturers.

She said the consumers should be knowledgeable of the materials they would use in the construction of their homes and other structures to avoid shortchanging as of its solidity and worthiness.

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