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PISI urges DTI to monitor sales of inferior steel rebars in Philippines

Steel News - Published on Mon, 21 Jan 2019

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The Philippine Star reported that the Philippine Iron and Steel Institute is urging the DTI to monitor and issue show cause orders against stores selling substandard reinforcing steel bars in Southern Luzon. PISI said it found several hardware stores selling substandard reinforcing steel bars in the provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, and Occidental Mindoro during a recent market monitoring operation.

For the market monitoring activity, PISI bought steel bars and submitted these to the Metals Industry Research and Development Center for testing based on the requirements of the prevailing Philippine National Standards (PNS) 49:2002 for steel bars for concrete reinforcement and PNS 211:2002 for rerolled steel bars for concrete reinforcement.

Based on the findings, the group is requesting the DTI to conduct its own market monitoring activity and to enforce standards on steel bars in the four provinces.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Mon, 21 Jan 2019
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