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consumer protection

a generic term used to describe various pieces of legislation whose objective is to protect CONSUMERS from unscrupulous, unfair and intrusive trade practices and unsafe products. In the UK the main Acts concerning consumer protection in force at the present time are: the WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT 1963; the TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ACTS 1968 and 1972; the UNSOLICITED GOODS AND SERVICES ACT 1971 and 1975; the FAIR TRADING ACT 1973; the CONSUMER CREDIT ACT 1974; the CONSUMER SAFETY ACT 1978; the PRICE MARKING (BARGAIN OFFERS) ORDER 1979, SALE OF GOODS ACT 1979; SALE OF GOODS AND SERVICES ACT 1982; ESTATE AGENCY ACT 1979; CONTROL OF MISLEADING ADVERTISEMENTS REGULATIONS 1988; CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT 1987. See FINANCIAL SERVICES AUTHORITY, OMBUDSMAN, OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING, DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY. See also CONSUMERISM, COMPETITION POLICY (UK) (EU).

consumer protection

measures taken by the government and independent bodies such as the Consumers’ Association in the UK to protect consumers against unscrupulous trade practices such as false descriptions of goods, incorrect weights and measures, misleading prices and defective goods. See TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ACT 1968, WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT 1963, CONSUMER CREDIT ACT 1974, PRICE MARKETING ( BARGAIN OFFERS) ORDER 1979, OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING, COMPETITION POLICY, CONSUMERISM.
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In November 2012, the Federal Trade Commissionwarned the hotel industry that its pricing practices around resort fees may violate federal consumer protection laws by misrepresenting the true price of hotel rooms.
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Over 300 Egyptians generated recommendations to strengthen the consumer protection law in Egypt at an event in Alexandria sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Similar to the FTC Act, most states require that allegedly unlawful conduct under consumer protection laws be made in "trade or commerce." What constitutes "trade or commerce" is subject to debate.
Towards the end of the training the participants exhibited strong understanding of the consumer protection laws.
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Economy Minister Mohammad Nidal al-Shaar said the amendments to the consumer protection law will help evaluate the consumption of local and imported products and classify products, in addition to identifying those who violate consumer protection laws and inform consumers about products' quality, prices and value.

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