Advisories and Notices
Whenever available, the DTI issues notices and advisories such as public hearings or recall advisories. 

This section updates the latest formal bulletin or announcement from the DTI. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING on proposed JAO: IRR of Toy and Game Safety Labeling Act of 2013

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Health-Food and Drug Administration (DOH-FDA) are inviting all affected and interested parties to a Public Hearing on the proposed Joint Administrative Order (JAO) entitled: "IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS of REPUBLIC ACT 10620 otherwise known as "TOY AND GAME SAFETY LABELING ACT OF 2013" on 30 April 2014, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. at the Board of Investment (BOI) AVR Room Penthouse, 6th Floor Industry and Investments Building, 385 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati City.

All affected and interested parties are hereby requested to submit their comments and/or position papers on the above-stated proposed JAO, on or before the date of public hearing, to the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP).

Click here for more information and to view the draft JAO: IRR of RA 10620.

ADVISORY on PQA and PQC programs seminar

Calling All Exporters.
Learn new ways to attain organizational excellence and global competitiveness. Attend the Free Seminar on Philippine Quality Award (PQA) and Philippine Quality Challenge (PQC) Programs scheduled on March 18, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the 5th Floor, DTI International Building, 375 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City.   
This event is presented by the DTI - Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), formerly the Bureau of Export Trade Promotion (BETP), under its Philippine Export Competitiveness Program (PECP) in cooperation with the DTI-Center for Industrial Competitiveness (CIC), Export Development Council, and Philexport. 
Participation is on a first come-first serve basis,  interested exporters may confirm their attendance by calling (02) 897-7610 or sending their complete name, address and company name to exponet@dti.gov.ph. 

URGENT: Request for Information (RFI) for Philippine Business Registration, Permitting and Licensing

The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) is evaluating the possibility of acquiring certain Software Solutions. As an initial step in the procurement process, this Request for Information (RFI) has been prepared to assist the Agency in scanning the marketplace to check and better understand the availability of Software Solutions and their potentials to meet the requirements for robust and best-of-class business registration, permitting and licensing in the Philippines.

In this regard, the Department is inviting those interested to participate to view the RFI.

Click here for the Request for Informaton (RFI) for Philippine Business Registration, Permitting and Licensing.

ADVISORY on Counterfeit Monterey Gift Checks
San Miguel Foods, Inc. issues this warning to the public on the proliferation of FAKE Monterey Gift Certificates. The company, in a letter to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) revealed that Monterey Meat shops particularly in the Quezon City area have seen an irregular influx in the redemption of gift checks which upon verification, were found to be counterfeit. Thus, the company temporarily suspended redemption of said gift checks in all Monterey Neighborhood Meatshop outlets NATIONWIDE.
In the meantime, holders of Monterey Gift checks may centrally redeem their gift checks at Monterey Meatshop outlet in Farmers Plaza, Cubao. This is to allow the company to properly validate authenticity of the gift checks. 
Consumers who would like to redeem their gift certificates in any Monterey Meatshops outside of the Cubao area are requested to register their name and contact number with the outlet cashier so that the company can update them on the resumption of redemption via mobile text blast or email.
In the meantime San Miguel Foods, Inc. is educating their meatshop franchisees how to detect counterfeit/fake gift checks. The following are indicative of a counterfeit gift check:
The series numbers indicated at the bottom right of the counterfeit gift checks are not within the official series numbers released to the market.
The series numbers of the counterfeit gift checks were manually stamped resulting into an uneven, misplaced and smudged impression. The original bear clear, clean, evenly spaced printed numbers that are slightly pressed onto the paper allowing one to feel a shallow indent in the numbers when touched.
The appearance of the last digit on the counterfeit gift check is either altered or distinctly different than the rest of the numbers. Where the last number has the same print type, (font), the impression is significantly darker than the other numbers in the series.
Some counterfeit gift check samples were found to have smooth paper surfaces. The original checks are printed on embossed paper that is textured on both sides.
The public is enjoined to be vigilant and to report to the authorities, information on individuals or firms responsible in these fraudulent and unconscionable practices.

Click here for the advisory from San Miguel Foods, Inc.

KIA Motors Announces Voluntary Recall

KIA Motors Corporation (KMC) is conducting a worldwide limited recall of vehicles under certain production batches of the models Sorento, Carnival, Carens, and Soul to inspect, repair, and replace its stop lamp switch.
From June 3, 2013, Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the authorized dealer of KIA vehicles in the Philippines will conduct the national recall of 301 units of Sorento BL, 1037 units of Sorento XM, 266 units of Carnival VQ, 1018 units of Carens UN, and 394 units of Soul AM. The service would be provided free of charge.

A Call for Tender for the ASEAN
Australia Development Cooperation Program (AADCP) Phase II Project on 
Strengthening Technical Competency for Consumer Protection in ASEAN.

For the Terms of Reference (TOR) for Consultancy, please click here. The closing date for tender is on July 5, 2013.

SEC Alert
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released an Investor Alert against the fraudulent activities of Professional Forex, a group of persons, company or firm under the name of PROFESSIONAL FOREX UNION LIMITED (PROFESSIONAL FOREX) offering various online financial services and products.
For the information and reference of the consuming public, click here.

Consultation with CSOs
Pursuant to the National Budget Memorandum No. 115 dated December 28, 2012, there shall be constructive engagement with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the private sector, and other stakeholders in the 2014 budget preparation exercise.  Sec.4.3.1 states that participatory budgeting will be strengthened through active involvement of CSOs and private sector groups in budget-related conferences at the central office and in the region.  
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be conducting a Consultation with CSOs.



Click here to download the Draft DAO.

Friday, April 18, 2014 2:30AM GMT+8

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