The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has made an inventory of all its official issuances — such as department administrative orders (DAOs), implementing rules and regulations (IRRs), orders and circulars — to eliminate redundancies and simplify procedures.
After a thorough review of all business- and consumer-related policies and procedures the number of active DAOs has been reduced from 257 to 124.
DAOs are rules, regulations or guidelines prescribed by the DTI Secretary covering the implementation of laws, executive orders, and agreements that fall within the purview of the services rendered by the department’s various offices and attached agencies.
“We have revoked obsolete and non-responsive department orders and expunged them from our working files,” said Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory L. Domingo. “The streamlining aims to provide clearer guidance to our stakeholders and make it easier for them to comply with requirements.”Continue reading