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Pandemic affects CARS program

Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. plans to consult with the Trade Department on the future of the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy program as the automotive industry was among the sectors affected by the pandemic.

“Because plant operation was on hold for more than two months, production for CARS program was certainly affected.  Adjustments will have to be made as far as volume requirement is concerned,” said TMP vice president Rommel Gutierrez.

He said the company followed the government’s guidelines and stopped production upon the declaration of enhanced community quarantine.

“While production team members stopped working, most of office employees adopted work-from-home scheme,” Gutierrez said.

He said not all dealers were able to open at the same time.  Those in areas earlier declared under general community quarantine had the chance to open, strictly following health protocols. All dealers are now already open based on latest Inter Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases guidelines.

Topics: Pandemic , Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. , Department of Trade and Industry , DTI , Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy , CARS program
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