The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has scheduled for tomorrow, July 31, a public consultation/hearing for the procedural guidelines for the planned National Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenace Program (NMVIMP) drafted jointly by the agency together with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources …

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To support the government’s drive to modernize the public transport system, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has released several standards that cater to the emerging market of electric vehicles (EVs). Through the BPS Technical Committee on Road Vehicles (BPS/TC 44)‘s Sub Committee on Electric …

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Last July 17 and 18, 2019, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) participated in the 7th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The Summit was organized by the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP).  HARI’s display at the Summit featured the fully-electric Hyundai Ioniq …

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The Philippine government is working to bridge its trade gap with Indonesia by exporting more automobile parts to its ASEAN neighbor. At the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit held last June 21 to 24, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez discussed trade opportunities with his Indonesian …

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Hyundai Kona Electric

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez underscored that for the Philippines to be a production hub of electric vehicles (EV) in the future, the government should work on a special program that will attract investors in the different stages of the value chain in the EV industry. …

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Pilipinas Agila Tires

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be jointly spearheading the launch on April 26, of the first farmer-owned motorcycle tires brand, Pilipinas Agila Tires, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mandaluyong City in Metro Manila. DA Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol, in his …

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Pilipinas Agila Tires

A group of rubber farmers have stepped up their livelihood through the production of a local motorcycle tire brand. In a statement Tuesday, Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Manny Piñol said the group will help produce Pilipinas Agila Tires–the first farmer-owned motorcycle tire brand using locally-harvested rubber cup lumps. “This …

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With the second tranche of the looming oil excise tax just days away, Senator Win Gatchalian wants the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to form a joint task force that will guard against individuals and organizations that seek to profit from it by …

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In support of the growing automotive industry in the Philippines, the Department of Trade and Industry–Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (DTI-CITEM), sent a delegation to participate in the Automechanika Frankfurt, the world’s biggest automotive aftermarket event, held from September 11 to 15, 2015 at the Messe Frankfurt in …

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Working hard to build your empire is the way of life when you want to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. President and CEO Maria Fe Perez-Agudo showed the company’s support to the “Mentor Me on Wheels” program of Go Negosyo and the Department of Trade …

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Modernized Public Utility Jeepneys

In a press conference for the 2nd Philippine Auto and Parts Expo (PhilAPEX) held on Friday, July 27, Marissa Concepcion, manager of the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy-Project Management Office (CARS-PMO), said that local vehicle manufacturers are set to supply 140,000 out of the 200,000 units or 70 percent of the …

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Mechanic

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently announced a series of recalls by the local distributors of Honda, Kia, and Lexus. On December 19, 2017, Columbian Autocar Corp. (CAC), the authorized distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, informed the DTI that starting on January 8, 2018, it will …

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Multicoloured cars in a parking lot

In an attempt to convince the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to lower the tax rate and ceiling on the impending tax hike set to be implemented in 2018, car brands, dealerships and associations banded together and came up with a counterproposal that justifies their stand. According to the …

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