No stores selling illegal Christmas lights in Davao

Subscribe Now November 28, 2013 at 07:12am

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao City has not received reports so far on the establishments selling illegal Christmas lights.

DTI-Davao City Director Teolulo T. Pasawa, in an interview during the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) Roadshow at the Pinacle Hotel and Suites on Wednesday, said the establishments in the city have been compliant so far to the policy of the agency to only sell Christmas lights with Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) stickers. They will be meted P25,000 if they fail to do so.

"The last time we caught establishments selling illegal Christmas lights was around three years ago, and we caught some two or three establishments," he said.

Earlier, DTI-Davao Consumer Welfare and Regulatory Division chief Robert W. Barlis said it will be easy for consumers to identify Christmas lights with the ICC sticker since they are all imported.

"We do not have locally produced Christmas lights, most of them are imported. If they are imported they go through a certification process and after the product passes process they are issued ICC stickers," he said.

Consumers can also ask for an ICC certificate from the owner to verify whether the products they sell have passed quality standards.

Among the DTI-certified Christmas light brands and their importers, which have been out in the market since October this year, include DSL Gam and DSL Led (DSL Gam Enterprises), Will Power and Janxin Nanhai (Eastrend Enterprises), Golden Seasons (Golden Seasons Corporation) Star (Hyrax Enterprises), Luck Deer, 7 Star, and Northstar (Jwer International Trading), Ako (Nortek Dale International Merchandising Corp.), Goldcrest (Pinecrest Enterprises), Led Light (Rockford Marketing Corp.), Mabuhay Star (Wan Da Xin Trading International Inc.), Diamond Bright (Wexford International Sales Inc.), Akari (Carlson Trading), E.T., GHC, and Lucky Star (Ikhea Lighting Inc.).

Others include Super Bright (Fuh Maw Gen. Enterprises Inc.), Biglite (Kang-Fa Marketing), North Star and Seven Star (Macgabe International Trading), Andrew (P&J Multitrade Venture Inc.), JF (Repsolutions Philippines Inc.), Yuletide Fantasy, The Magic of Lights, Seasons of Lights, Super Bright, Millennium Lights, Merry Lights, Xmas Lites, The Joy of Lights, Lights & Shine, Hawaii Lights, Christmas Star, and Shining Star (Shining East Marketing Corporation), Ako (Great Circles Trading), Mabuhay Star (Highest Regard Enterprises), Lampe (Madison International Sales), Fuji - Bright and Eco Bright (Sheratone Industries Inc.), and Landlite (Landlite Philippines Corporation).


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