Trade department sues Davao cement importer, Philippines

Trade department sues Davao cement importer, Philippines
Published: 23 October 2006

The Trade and Industry department has filed a case against a cement importer for distributing its products even without a permit.  
 
Robert Barlis, Davao City Field Service Office chief of the agency, said Philman Commercial, Inc. violated Republic Act 4109, a law that orders an importer to secure an import commodity clearance before it could distribute its products, and Section 6.5 of the Department Administrative Order 2 series of 2002, which sets the responsibilities and liabilities of manufacturers and sellers of products under mandatory certification.  
 
The case was filed based on the evaluation of lawyer Zerline Go- Trinidad, the hearing officer of the agency. On Wednesday, the agency padlocked the warehouse where the Horse-brand cement from China was stocked after an investigation team found out that 30,000 sacks of the 118,000 sacks were missing.