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DTI inspects and marks ICC stickers on motorcycle helmets for free
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
DTI steps up its campaign on the use of motorcycle helmets that comply with Philippine National Standard/United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (PNS/UN ECE) 22:2007 as it opens inspection centers and lanes in DTI offices and local government unit (LGU) premises for motorcycle riders and owners of helmets.
“We are simplifying the process of inspection and marking of Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) stickers on helmets of motorcycle riders and waiving any fees or charges to make it easy for them. Safety is our primary concern,” Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said.
By July 20, 2012, the DTI’s four area offices in the National Capital Region (NCR) will accept motorcycle helmets for ICC inspection and markings on the helmet. These four venues are:
- Area 1 – Pasay City: Mezzanine Floor. Roxas Strip Bldg., cor. Arnaiz Avenue
- Area 2 – Manila: Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Vito Cruz, Manila
- Area 3 – Mandaluyong City: Highway 54 Plaza, 986 Stanford St., cor. EDSA
- Area 4 – Valenzuela City: The New City Hall Comp., MacArthur Highway, Bgy. Karuhatan
“For NCR, we have trained a total of 54 personnel fielded in these four areas to undertake the helmet inspection particularly on its safety features and which may have been compromised due to wear and tear. Processing of applications will be from Monday to Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM," DTI Undersecretary for Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation Group (CWBRG) Zenaida Cuison-Maglaya said.
Under the DTI-Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) Product Certification Scheme, all manufacturers and importers of motorcycle helmets shall secure a Philippine Standard (PS) license or an ICC certificate prior to sale and distribution of their products. Only those manufactures and importers whose products comply with PNS requirements are issued with the PS License and ICC Certificate and are authorized to use the PS mark and place the ICC sticker on their products.