DTI Releases New ICC Stickers
January 16, 2012
The use of the newest ICC hologram sticker with 500,000 dots per inch, giving it superior definition and image clarity, amplified movement in colors and texts, is expected to be implemented this April.
The Department of Trade and Industry-Bureau of Product Standard (DTI-BPS) launched the improved Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) mark to ensure the quality and safety seal on imported critical consumer products.
“With the influx of imported products in the country, which is brought about by the fall of trade barriers among nations worldwide, it is essential for the government to impose stricter guidelines in the printing and issuing of the ICC mark to importers in order to further control the use and ensure security of this quality and safety seals for imported products,” DTI Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said.
DTI Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation Group (CWBRG) Undersecretary Zenaida Cuison-Maglaya said that the improved hologram ICC sticker addresses the old sticker’s issue of authenticity with the use of a more secure means of printing and distributing.
The newest design of ICC hologram sticker was manufactured via electron beam origination that produces high-feature definition at 500,000 dots per inch. This gives superior definition and image clarity; amplified movement in colors and texts; and increased security features making it very difficult to counterfeit.
The hologram used is registered under the ISO-certified International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA).
“The DTI also made certain that the authenticity of the new ICC mark can only be checked through highly-scaled gadgets,” Maglaya added.
The newest ICC hologram sticker shall be strictly observed in all critical products starting this April and the ICC marks with white and silver-gray backgrounds will be considered invalid.
“I enjoin the industry to be active in the Department’s drive to avert the proliferation of uncertified products that use fake ICC marks and police their ranks to assist them in their businesses. And, I enjoin the buying public to be extra vigilant in their purchases of products and services,” Domingo urged.
Source: DTI - Trade and Industry Information Center