E-mail addresses and contact details of the Department of Trade and Industy for the application of official Inter-Agency Task Force identification cards for the skeletal workforce allowed during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. (Photo from DTI)

MANILA – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has started to process application of official identification cards approved by Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for enterprises allowed to operate during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon.

In DTI Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 20-08, starting March 22, unless extended, an official IATF ID issued by DTI shall be presented at checkpoints by the skeletal workforce of covered enterprises and establishments.

The process of application is through e-mail.

Companies can apply for official IATF IDs by filling out the form through bit.ly/IATF_ID.

Manufacturing enterprises shall e-mail the application to [email protected] addressed to Board of Investments Executive Director Ma. Corazon Dichosa.

For retailers, applications shall be sent to [email protected] addressed to DTI Consumer Protection Group Angeli Ann Solis and Maria Lorena Yanga.

Personnel in logistic services can send their applications via [email protected] addressed to DTI Supply Chain and Logistics Management Division Jonathan Cabaltera, Wea Bohol, and Berlin Mabuna.

From Department of Trade and Industry

Under the latest memorandum circular, businesses that are allowed to continue their operation during the quarantine period include the following:

-- manufacturing and processing plants of basic food products (all food), essential and hygiene products (soap and detergents, diapers, feminine hygiene products, tissue, wipes, and toilet papers, and disinfectants), medicines and vitamins, and medical supplies (personal protective equipment, masks, and gloves, among others);

-- retail establishments such as groceries, supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, public markets, pharmacies, and drug stores;

-- logistics service providers such as cargo handling, warehousing, trucking, freight forwarding, and shipping line;

-- hospitals and medical clinics;

-- food preparations and water refilling stations;

-- delivery services, whether in-house or outsourced, transporting only food, water, medicine, or other basic necessities;

-- banks and capital markets;

-- power, energy, water, information technology and telecommunications supplies, and facilities, waste disposal services; and

-- export and business process outsourcing companies

In a Viber message to reporters, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said if cargoes face problems at checkpoints, they can reach DTI’s Covid-19 contact numbers through text or Viber messages only via 0926-612-6728 or 0917-834-3330. (PNA)