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Bacolod City, PhilippinesMonday, September 9, 2013
DTI urging local manufacturers
to take advantage of zero tariff

Local manufacturers can look at opportunities in Australia and New Zealand as the two countries mull zero tariff for ASEAN members under the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement.

Jeremiah Reyes of the Department of Trade and Industry Bureau of International Trade Relations said Saturday that Filipino manufacturers can take advantage of this opportunity by exploring the overseas market.

Reyes said the ANZ market has growing demand in high-value goods and services.

Free TESDA assessment,
certification ongoing

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority is holding a series of competency assessment and certification activities nationwide until December this year, a press release from TESDA said.

The National TVET Competency Assessment and Certification Program targets to benefit 60,000 individuals, from the ranks of trainers of public and private technical vocational institutions, public utility drivers, workers and other industry practitioners who want to undergo competency assessment, returning overseas Filipino workers and Filipino expatriates with relevant TVET experience, and industry practitioners who are prospective competency assessors, the press release said.

‘Lemon Law gets backing’

The growing support to her long-time advocacy for the passage of the proposed Lemon Law to protect the average 100,000 annual car buyers in the country from defective vehicles, was welcomed by Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora yesterday, a press release from Congress said.

Zamora has re-filed the proposed Lemon Law under HB 244, the original bill of which was authored by her father, former Rep. Manuel Zamora (1st District, Compostela Valley), during the 13th and 14th Congress, and by herself during the 15th Congress.

During the 13th Congress, the bill was approved by both chambers on third reading but the House, due to time constraints, failed to ratify the Senate-ratified measure, the press release said.

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