MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN , February 20 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Camiguin shows no let up in its monitoring activities even after the holiday season to ensure continued compliance of Fair Trade Laws (FTLs).
Some 110 business establishments in the province were monitored and inspected. Half of these were inspected for basic necessities and prime commodities, while the other establishment submitted inspection for mandatory products set by the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS).
DTI said the biggest number of establishments is concentrated in the capital town, Mambajao.
On the other hand, Product Standard (PS) monitoring and enforcement which entails proper marking were likewise monitored. The most common among these markings are the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) for imported products and Philippine Standard (PS) for locally manufactured products, commonly used in hardware and specialty stores.
DTI carry out monthly visits to prompt store owners and managers to follow consumer related laws and avoid unscrupulous undertakings. (Zita M. Abellare with reports from Varry Labial –DTI Camiguin/PIA 10)