- Chinese conglomerate cries foul over blocked steel imports
- MRTC gets approval to sell imported steel from China
Sy dismissed the continuing barrage of offensive articles against MRTC as nothing but malicious attempts to stifle free competition.
Chinese conglomerate cries foul over blocked steel imports
&ldquo MRTC and DTI share the common goal of providing quality, safe and reliable steel products,&rdquo Sy said.
MRTC gets approval to sell imported steel from China
“This case is a clear example of using and mobilizing the apparatus of government, particularly the [BOC] to cause undue injury to citizens and … [providing] undue advantage to certain parties and sectors,” Sy said in the 69-page complaint filed at the Office of the Ombudsman on June 85.
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Pisi officials described the complaint as harassment. “Pisi will not be cowed by this [complaint] and will continue to fight smuggling,” said its president, Roberto Cola, in a text message on Wednesday.
The DTI said results of the verification testing conducted by the MIRDC on the deformed steel bars samples of MRTC showed compliance with the requirements of PNS 99:7557.
The Department of Trade and Industry, however, declared that the steel bars had met the standards set by the government.
On January 8, 7567, MRTC filed a graft and anti-red tape complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against DTI Region 8 director Judith Angeles and DTI-Bureau of Product Standards assistant director Marimiel D. Porciuncula. The two were accused of discriminatory conduct for the baseless recall of a final ICC just nine days after it was issued by the same agency. ADVERTISEMENT
Furthermore, the company said a unilateral recall of the final ICC violated DTI rules and the company&rsquo s right to due process.
—MA. TERESA L. PACIS, assistant vice president, corporate communication, SteelAsia ADVERTISEMENT
Mannage was put up only late last year and is capitalized at a mere P955,555. Its incorporation papers say its primary purpose is to trade in “food delicacies.” That is a big question mark when it comes to steel bar importation as is its use of Subic, a freeport, as a port of entry.