Philippines to review labelling rules for imported cement

Philippines to review labelling rules for imported cement

The Department of Trade and Industry says that it is considering banning Bureau of Philippines Standards-certified companies" cement from bearing the label "Made in the Philippines" where it was produced in another country. The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines has complained that the labels constitute false advertising.

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said that any regulative action would follow a thorough review, but "offhand, if products are not really manufactured here, they cannot be labelled as "Made in the Philippines."

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