DTI Davao warns anew importers of used tires
Subscribe Now March 10, 2011 at 11:55pm
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao Region reiterates warning against traders still importing used tires which is now prohibited by law. DTI Regional Director Marizon S. Loreto said the department made the announcement following a report saying that imported used tires are being sold in the local market here.
However, she refused to mention the traders as they are still conducting investigations.
Loreto explained that based on the Letter of Instruction No. 1086 issued in 1981 by the Philippine government, commercial importation of used tires is prohibited by law effective January 1, 1982.
The law is anchored on the drive to further protect the consumers from possible hazards that imported used tires may cause.
“Since these imported tires have already been used, there’s no guarantee that these are still safe. Further, the fact that these are banned, there’s no test or quality check that’s being done before such are sold to consumers,” Loreto said.
Loreto said DTI offices throughout the region are intensifying their monitoring activities to check on the presence of imported used tires in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
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