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DTI destroys substandard steel angle bars in Valenzuela City  


THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) destroyed 600 pieces of equal-leg steel angle bars that were found to have violated government standards.    

In a statement on Monday, the DTI said the substandard steel items worth P740,000 were destroyed at the manufacturer’s warehouse in Valenzuela City on Jan. 20.  

“The substandard products were cut using an oxy-acetylene torch prior to transfer to the manufacturer’s smelting facility,” the DTI said.   

According to the DTI’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS), the products were destroyed as it violated the elongation requirement of the Philippine National Standard.    

Equal-leg steel angle bar is among the 111 products and systems currently covered under the BPS’ mandatory product certification schemes.  

The DTI-BPS is implementing two mandatory product certification schemes consisting of the Philippine Standard (PS) Quality and Safety Certification Mark Licensing Scheme and the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC).    

“Products covered by the mandatory certification, whether locally manufactured or imported, are not allowed to be distributed in the Philippine market without the necessary PS or ICC marks,” the DTI said. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave  

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