Showing posts with label DTI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DTI. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Luxury Cars, Indian, and Malaysian-Made Vehicles Excluded in DTI's Safeguard Tariff


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has finally released more information surrounding its “safeguard measure” against imported passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. As expected, it will affect mainstream passenger cars. What is surprising is that it will give a free pass to luxury vehicles.

Monday, January 4, 2021

DTI to Slap "Safeguard Tariff" on Imported Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles


Despite Philippine automakers being vehemently against it, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is moving ahead to slap “safeguard tariffs” on all imported passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, including pickup trucks.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Malls, Shopping Centers to Limit Entrance, Establish Strict Protocols Against COVID-19


After issuing health and safety guidelines for workplaces, the Department of Trade and Industry has now done the same for malls and shopping centers—places which are now allowed to operate under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) protocols.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Auto Dealers Urge DTI to Allow Them to Re-Open


UPDATED: The DTI responds. See response below. (4/25).

The Philippine Automotive Dealers Association (PADA) has made an urgent appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to allow them to re-open on a skeletal workforce basis by this week.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

DTI Allows Extended Retail Hours, Adds Pet Food and Hardware as Essential Goods


With the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine over Luzon until April 30, 2020, there’s a bit of good news: extended retail hours for essential goods and services.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

DTI May Impose Safeguard Measures Against CBU Vehicles


The sudden announcement of Honda Cars Philippines’s decision to shutter its local assembly effective March of this year underscores the frailty of the Philippine automotive industry; so much so that a worker’s group, made of employees from various automakers, has petitioned the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to reconsider the country’s position under the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement or AFTA.