New Tests for Imported Cement, Pipes, Glass, and Steel Being Eyed; Importers Warn of Higher Prices

The Department of Trade and Industry is studying a proposal for the Bureau of Product Standards to impose additional testing requirements on imported cement, BI/GI pipes, flat glass and steel products. Importers are protesting the proposal, claiming that the products already undergo mandatory testing at the point of origin by duly accredited international testing laboratories. They also warned that the move, if approved, would raise prices due…

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