DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 25 (PIA) - To encourage business owners to register their business' names and ensure their safety during this pandemic, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) made the registration of business names easy online.
Officer-in-Charge Provincial Director Natalia Dalaten said the online registration of business names which can be done using the Business Name Registration System (BNRS) public access, is part of DTI's commitment to ease the process of registration of business names.
"Business owners may register their business names using the BNRS link https://bnrs.dti.gov.ph/ and pay the registration fee using online platforms like GCash, Paymaya, debit and credit cards," she said.
She said online applications for business names as well as online payment is available anytime.
Likewise, business owners may also opt to register their business name at the nearest Negosyo Center in their area.
At present DTI had established 21 existing Negosyo Centers in Pangasinan which are situated near or within the premises of municipal or city halls located in Alaminos City, Anda, Bolinao, Lingayen, Bugallon, Mangatarem, Calasiao, San Carlos City, Bayambang, CB Mall Urdaneta City, Rosales, Tayug, Umingan, San Quintin, San Nicolas, Mangaldan, Laoac, Binalonan, San Fabian, Sta. Barbara and Dagupan City.
Dalaten reiterated the need to have a registered business name as basis for printing of official receipts or sales invoice, which are required documents of consumers in availing remedies in case they have purchased or availed defective products or services.
She added that business name registration is only one of the requirements for securing business permits from the local government unit and not a license to engage in any kind of business and is only valid at the scope indicated therein. (JCR/VHS/EMSA/PIA Pangasinan)