Draft consumer law completed

The Ministry of Commerce has finished the draft consumer protection law and will soon submit it to the Council of Ministers, according to a senior government official. Mao Thora, the ministry’s secretary of state, said yesterday that all chapters of the draft had been completed and it would be reviewed shortly. “Drafting of the law is finished and we will submit it to the Council of Ministers to get recommendations on the draft from each relevant ministry before sending it to the National Assembly,” he said. The consumer protection law will help crack down on fake production and false promotion in business. Anyone found making fake products, copying registered products or making false claims about products will be slapped with a lawsuit, Mr. Thora added. “Currently each relevant ministry can establish consumer associations according to the sectors under their jurisdiction to prevent the sale and promotion of products that can harm consumers’ health.

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