Sassmap), had written DTI offices in Western Visayas, Negros Occidental and Central Visayas to alert them about the sale of uncertified and substandard angle bars
The landed cost of imported steel angle bar
with valueadded tax and without safeguard measure, according to the Commission, was about P22,000 per MT to P25,000 per MT.
It is not only rice, meat and vegetables that are being smuggled into the Philippines in large quantities but also substandard steel angle bars
from China that are used in the construction industry.
The situation is similar in Central Visayas where 21 hardware stores possessed defective angle bars
A highly reliable source in BOC disclosed on Wednesday that the 28 containers of steel angle bars
, 25 of them consigned to Thunder Birds Trading and three to GTB Industrial Network, were auctioned off even as these were not certified by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Philippines' authorities reportedly were convinced that there was a widespread use of substandard bars and angle bars
in the construction of residential structures and public buildings such as markets and bridges in Philippines that couldn't resist the earthquake resulting in loss of hundreds of humans.
In view of dampened demand for domestically produced angle bars
arising from wide availability of cheaper imports from China, the closure of the mill is seen as a positive measure to reduce fixed costs in relation to a non-profitable product output.
Since inception, the company has been manufacturing structural steel products, such as angle bars
, channel bars, round bars, and flat bars.
IPC color grab bars come in a variety of shapes and configurations--straight bars, 90[degrees] angle bars
, corner rails, and vertical U-Bars for shower applications.
Ballasts, angle bars
, track bolts and clips were reportedly missing from the derailment site.
The DTI engages its stakeholders in dialogues to review the implementing guidelines relative to the inspection, sampling and testing of steel bars, equal-leg angle bars
, flat glass and cement.
Pilferage and vandalism are found to be the cause of the accident due to missing angle bars
, rail clips and rail joints from the derailment site.