Articles about DTI

Starting March 1, 2021
Want to own a Toyota? Well, you better be prepared to shell out a little extra starting March 1, as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) will soon impose cash bonds to adjust to the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) new safeguard
The changes will take effect on March 1, 2021
The Department of Trade and Industry's move to impose additional tariffs on vehicle imports is starting to take effect. Following Geely's announcement of an imminent price increase, GAC Motor has now confirmed that it will also be implementing SRP hikes
“The problem is that there isn’t much local manufacturing left to save”
It was shocking news to wake up to, on the first work week of the year, when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced that it would be slapping an additional P70,000-P110,000 bond on imported vehicles to preserve
See how the world of motoring has fared in the first few days of 2021
Here’s a simple explainer
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) dropped a bombshell to start off 2021, as the agency announced that it will be imposing new safeguard duties on imported vehicles in a bid to protect the local car manufacturing industry.If you've
The measure will take effect for 200 days starting January 20, 2021
Big news for the local automotive industry to start off 2021: The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has announced that it will impose certain cash bonds on imported vehicles as provisional safeguard duties.This decision comes as a response to the
Have you encountered this situation before?
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many commuters to look for alternative modes of mobility due to the acute shortage of public transportation. This is the main reason behind the sudden surge in demand for bicycles and motorcycles. When purchasing a vehicle,
The agency sees a lot of potential
Electric vehicles aren't widely available yet here in the Philippines, and some of the main reasons revolve around the issues of regulation and the lack of proper EV infrastructure. That said, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sees potential and
Mall operators are also advised to reduce entry points to manage foot traffic
Some areas in the country are now currently under general community quarantine (GCQ), which means some establishments have been allowed to resume operations.The list of places includes malls and shopping centers, locations that people tend to flock to-and when they
Details on the transport of food and goods, travel for work
Last night, the Philippine government raised the nation's COVID-19 alert status to code red sublevel 2. To prevent the spread of the virus within the country, authorities announced domestic travel restrictions on all forms of transport in and out of
Those km/L numbers can be exaggerated in ads
What are the implications when a carmaker releases false environmental impact figures like km/L or, more important, kg CO2/L? Can it be taken to court?Yes, a car manufacturer may be taken to court and be held liable under the
Back to the drawing board
Carmakers might not be too happy about this. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has rejected the local auto industry's counter proposal to the looming increase in automotive excise taxes.According to a report by Inquirer, DTI secretary Ramon Lopez
From ABS-CBN to Mitsubishi plant
Last December 8, a Montero Sport owner named Gel Angeles contacted us to say he was organizing a "Drive of Confidence" featuring the embattled SUV, which was (and is) being accused of the so-called "sudden unintended acceleration." The drive took place
For everyone's information and guidance
Today, the Department of Trade and Industry released the result of its two-week investigation--as well as its recommendations--of the "sudden unintended acceleration" case filed against Mitsubishi Motors Philippines involving the Montero Sport SUV. For the record, of the reported
Read it in full
Beleaguered automotive distributor Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has issued a letter addressed to Montero Sport customers, in a clear effort to reassure the latter that there is nothing wrong with their sport-utility vehicle. As you know, the popular midsize SUV is being
Is car wash bad for the Montero Sport?
Yesterday, the Department of Trade and Industry conducted a hearing commencing its investigation of the complaints filed against the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, which is being accused of having a tendency to exhibit "sudden unintended acceleration."An "expert witness" of the DTI--one
Carmaker addresses safety issues
In a press conference held in Mandaluyong today, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines gave its statement on the accusations hounding its cash cow, the Montero Sport midsize SUV.There was a long presentation where MMPC identified possible causes of "sudden unintended acceleration":1. Pedal
Sees 'clearer direction' from gov't
On Tuesday, we reported that President Aquino had finally signed the implementation of the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy, a government program meant to spur the growth of car manufacturing in the country. The government plans to achieve this by providing incentives to
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