BALANGA CITY — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) encourages online sellers in Bataan to register their businesses.
DTI Provincial Director Nelin Cabahug said registering such businesses will provide owners protection from the government as well as give them holistic approach in entrepreneurship since they will be included in the agency’s database.
“As a registered business, they will receive support and protection from the government and they will benefit from the capacity building trainings conducted by DTI,” Cabahug explained.
She then reminded business owners that failure to comply with the necessary registration requirements may face penalties.
Cabahug advised consumers to only transact with legitimate sellers to avoid scams.
“Despite the pandemic, there is an increase in the number of business owners in Bataan. Most of them are engaged online,” the official disclosed.
Business owners who are not yet registered may visit the DTI provincial office or the Negosyo Center in their municipality.
They may also register online via bnrs.dti.gov.ph.