HDG & Color Coated Steel Added to Mandatory Certification Scheme
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HDG & Color Coated Steel Added to Mandatory Certification Scheme

The Philippine Star reported that Philippines Department of Trade and Industry has added hot dip metallic coated and pre painted galvanized coils and sheets

The Philippine Star reported that Philippines Department of Trade and Industry has added hot dip metallic coated and pre painted galvanized coils and sheets as products covered by the mandatory certification scheme. DTI issued Department Administrative Order 20-10 dated December 28 to provide the new technical regulation for such products. With the products now covered by the mandatory product certification scheme, both local and foreign manufacturers of such are required to secure the Philippine Standard safety certification mark license prior to selling, distribution or use of their products in the country. Importers, meanwhile, would have to source such products from foreign manufacturers with valid PS licenses.

DTI said “All other hot dip metallic coated and pre painted galvanized steel coils and sheets intended as raw materials for the manufacture of automotive products, appliances, furniture, and electrical and electronics and hot rolled carbon steel strips for pipes and tubes are not covered by the technical regulation, but importers thereof are required to apply for certificate of exemption from the DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards.”

Trade Secretary Mr Ramon Lopez said the new regulation would ensure steel products being sold in the country meet the quality requirements prescribed by the DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards. He said “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 which is also one of top priorities of DTI and President Duterte.”

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