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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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At the outset, the secretary agriculture, supply and prices department Agha Zaheeruddin informed the bench that as far as the establishment of consumer protection councils in the province as well as at district level was concerned, they have moved the summary to chief minister for approval and after the endorsement of summary, provincial and district level consumer protection councils will be constituted.
They also prayed for the establishment of Consumer Protection Council at the provincial as well as District level.
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The study focuses on the perception of Consumers, namely in terms of; Consumer protection policy and protection in Portugal; Existing Consumer Protection Legislation applicable to contractual consumer relations; Digital economy; Conflicts of consumption and existing solutions for their resolution; Access to information about their rights and perception of the actions and / or initiatives that the public entities develop in this matter; The study also includes a survey of companies on the legal framework in force, including the advantages and obstacles that the law places in the exercise of economic activities.
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Ambreen Batool from Shaheed Benazirabad to Consumer Protection Court Shaheed Benazirabad, Asif Raza Meer from Malir to Consumer Protection Court Naushero Feroze, Abdul Latif Dahani from Shikarpur to Consumer Protection Court Sukkur, Amar Lal from Saeedabad to Consumer Protection Corut Kashmore-Kandhkot, Mohammad Saleem from Ghotki to Consumer Protection Court Ghotki, Safdar Ali from Shaheed Benazirabad to Consumer Protection Court Kamber-Shahdadkot, Sajjad Naeem from Khairpur to Consumer Protection Court Shikarpur, Shees Khoso from Ghari Khairo to Consumer Protection Court Larkana, Aijaz Ali Chandio from Tando Mohammad Khan to Consumer Protection Court Jacobabad and Saifullah from Karachi South to Consumer Protection Court Khairpur.

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