No clearance yet for controversial cement import

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has not issued
any clearance for the sale of imported cement Horse brand in the local
market even after the government Bureau of Product Standards indicated
the cement passed the criteria, a trade official said.

Robert Barlis, chief of the Department of Trade and Industry’s field
service division in Southeastern Mindanao, told MindaNews Thursday
that the importer has to comply first with the standard markings for
the cement’s packaging before it could issue any clearance to allow
the impounded cement to be released from the warehouse.

Barlis said the importer would not be given an imported commodity
clearance yet for non-compliance to standard marking procedure saying
the product label and other information should be printed directly in
the cement pack, not in a sticker.

Barlis said the importer would have to go to court to drop the case
DTI filed against them for selling the product without the clearance. Read full story here.


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