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DTI-BPS blocks sale of substandard imported motorcycle rubber inner tubes

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS), has prevented the sale and distribution of forty (40) pieces of substandard imported motorcycle rubber inner tubes worth Php 7,000. 

The said substandard products were found non-conforming to the minimum tensile strength requirement of Philippine National Standard 34:2000 (Rubber inner tubes for pneumatic tires – Specification) during the conduct of independent product testing. Tensile strength, in layman’s terms, is the measurement of the force required to stretch a material until it breaks. 

DTI-BPS witnessed the destruction of the substandard imported rubber inner tubes at the importer’s warehouse in Tanauan City, Batangas on 13 January 2023. The inner tubes were cut into pieces by the importer’s authorized representatives prior to disposal. 

DTI-BPS’ Product Certification Officer Engr. Neil Oliver Meneses witnessed the destruction of the substandard imported rubber inner tubes at the importers’ warehouse. 

Importer’s authorized representatives cut the substandard rubber inner tubes into several pieces prior to disposal 

Currently, the DTI-BPS implements two (2) Mandatory Product Certification Schemes: the Philippine Standard (PS) Quality and/or Safety Certification Mark Licensing Scheme and the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) Certification Scheme. Products covered by the mandatory certification, whether locally manufactured or imported, are not allowed to be distributed in the Philippine market without the necessary PS or ICC marks. 

At present, there are 111 products and systems covered under the BPS’ Mandatory Product Certification Schemes (www.bps.dti.gov.ph/product-certification/list-of-products-under-mandatorycertification). They are classified into three (3) major product groups, namely, 1/ Electrical and Electronic Products, 2/ Mechanical/Building & Construction Materials, and 3/ Chemical & Other Consumer Products and Systems.  

For more updates and information on standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures (STRACAP), please visit the BPS website at www.bps.dti.gov.ph. Emails and messages may also be sent to [email protected] or through the official BPS Facebook page (facebook.com/PHstandards). 


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