Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Economy

Quality certification ordered for two steel products

THE GOVERNMENT will require quality certifications for two more types of steel — hot-dip metallic-coated and pre-painted galvanized steel in coil and sheet form — before they are allowed for sale.

Foreign and domestic manufacturers are now required to obtain a Philippine Standard (PS) safety certification mark before being allowed to sell their products, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said in a statement Wednesday.

Importers may only source products from manufacturers holding such certifications.

The rule only applies to steel products intended for roofing and “general applications.”

All other hot-dip metallic-coated and pre-painted galvanized steel in coil and sheet form, intended for use as raw material in manufacturing automotive products, appliances, furniture, and electronics, are not covered by the regulation. Hot-rolled carbon steel strips for pipes and tubing also do not need the certification.

Importers of these exempted products must apply for a certificate of exemption.

“This new technical regulation will not only level the playing field for the iron and steel industry firms but will ultimately ensure the safety and protection of the consumers,” Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said.

DTI Undersecretary Ruth B. Castelo added that the certifications are intended to ensure that construction materials can withstand natural disasters.

Products manufactured by firms with PS licenses must have the PS mark before being allowed for sale.

The certification requirement is outlined in Department Administrative Order No. 20-10, issued on Dec. 28.

Plywood last year was returned to the list of products that must have the quality certification following a surge in imports since its removal from the list in 2015. — Jenina P. Ibañez

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us and our affiliates. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

Economy

By Jenina P. Ibañez, Reporter PHILIPPINE INDUSTRIES are struggling with higher import costs caused at least in part by global supply chain constraints amid...

Economy

ELECTRONICS EXPORTS growth this year could exceed the initial target if supply chain limitations are resolved, the industry group’s top official said. Semiconductor and...

Economy

CAR SALES in May increased by more than four times from the same month last year after coming off a low base. A joint...

Economy

A SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) panel revoked the license and slapped a P32-million fine on Venture Securities, Inc. (VSI) and key officers over...

Economy

Grid operator says department policy will not eliminate brownouts By Angelica Y. Yang, Reporter THE Department of Energy (DoE) told privately owned National Grid...

Economy

STREAMING your favorite hour-long television show is the environmental equivalent of boiling a kettle for six minutes or popping four bags of popcorn in...

You May Also Like

Investing

Having a good Instagram marketing agency to back up your Instagram account is an absolute must going into the new year. With competition stronger...

Investing

As a traditionally rigid insurance industry becomes bogged down by antiquated processes and operations, a handful of industry leaders are seeking to shake things...

Economy

US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., will rely on ally countries to supply the bulk of the metals needed to build electric vehicles and focus on...

Economy

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public from investing or to stop any investment in a group named Maxxprofit Computer Trading...

Disclaimer: SmartRetirementReport.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.



Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us and our affiliates. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!