DTI requests online shopping sites only to sell certified products

The Department of Trade and Industry Consumer Protection Group (DTI- CPG), via the Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI- BPS), reminds e-commerce platform to make certain that every one the products they sell have Philippine Standards (PS) mark or the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) decal.

He DTI-bps issued this reminder due to the growing reports and complaints on the inflow of uncertified products being sold online. Republic act (RA) 4109 or the “requirements regulation” and RA 7394 or the “consumer act of the Philippines” mandate the DTI-BPS to implement the PS exceptional and protection certification mark licensing scheme and the ICC certification scheme.

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Beneath these certification schemes, obligatory merchandise aren’t allowed to be dispensed in the marketplace without the desired PS or ICC decal. Manufacturers and importers of those products must secure the ps license or the ICC certificate, respectively, before selling or distributing their merchandise within the Philippines. The existing listing incorporates 87 merchandise underneath the mandatory certification schemes, which includes family home equipment together with air conditioners, electric powered fans, and tv units; lighting fixtures and wiring devices which includes self-ballasted led lamps, circuit breakers, PVC electric tapes and extension wire units; metallic merchandise which includes deformed metallic bars and equal-leg metallic angle bars; plastic pipes and ceramic merchandise such as pipes for potable water deliver and sanitary wares; cement and plywood; chemical merchandise; and car-associated products including pneumatic tires, automobile safety glass, seat belts, and baby restraint systems. You can test out the whole listing of merchandise through the bps requirements and conformance portal.

In keeping with the DTI, online buying structures fall in the ambit of phase 3. 5 of the DTI’s branch administrative order (dao) no. 2, collection of 2007, which presents that: “importers, distributors, wholesalers, shops and those who provide on the market a product included by obligatory product certification shall sell, or offer on the market simplest such products that complied with the needful philippine countrywide standard and with the required ps mark, or with a valid ICC in the case of imported products.”

“We remind online sellers and operators of e-commerce platforms in the country to ensure compliance with the requirements of the laws above, rules, and regulations. Failure to comply with the requirements set forth in relevant issuances shall constrain the DTI to undertake necessary legal action against these sellers,” warns DTI Consumer Protection Group (CPG) Undersecretary Atty. Ruth B. Castelo.