DAVAO CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao Region has further strengthened its commitment towards product standards, as it continues to carry out initiatives to campaign for the Bureau of Philippines Standards’ (BPS) Product Certification Scheme.
Through its Consumer Protection Division (CPD), the agency spearheaded the seminar on product standards here recently.
With the theme of “Standards Make Cities Smarter,” the activity served as a venue to provide information awareness on Republic Act 4109 or the Standards Law and various DTI administrative orders.
The seminar is part of the celebration of the National Standards Week on October 8 to 14 and World Standards Day on October 14.
It also kicked off the region’s 2017 Consumer Welfare Month celebration.
Stakeholders from both the public and private sectors representing the construction and hardware industry, consumer organizations, and academic institutions were among the 175 participants in the one-day activity.
The three resource persons from the Bureau of Philippine Standards discussed the importance of Product Certification Scheme and the Philippine National Standards’ requirements on the mandatory markings and labeling for the electrical and electronic products, mechanical/building and construction materials and chemical and other consumer products under this system.
“This campaign will heighten retailer and consumer awareness and vigilance for quality and safe products,” DTI regional director Belinda Ambi said.
She said the public can access more information about product standards and other consumer-related concerns through DTI’s regional office at 4F Mintrade Realty Building, corner Monteverde and Sales Streets, Davao City. They may also contact landline number (082) 224-0511, local 417 and 420 (Consumer Protection Division). PNA
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