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Consumer Protection Act Has Been Approved: MoCI

According to MoCI officials, a commission will be established to implement the Act. Once the commission is in place, the Act will be rolled out.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) on Sunday said the Consumer Protection Act has been approved – a move that will protect consumers and prevent companies from importing low-quality goods.
 
The Act consists of 14 sections and 48 articles.
 
According to MoCI officials, a commission will be established to implement the Act. Once the commission is in place, the Act will be rolled out.
 
The head of the department for overseeing the development of the Consumer Protection Act, Wali Rahimi, said that currently the market was awash with low-quality goods.
 
However, he said that mechanisms in place to help deal with this problem were currently were not being implemented.
 
“We hope that problems will decrease once the Consumer Protection Act is implemented,” he said.
 
A number of lawyers also came out in support of the new Act and said it was extremely important but said they had their doubts that it would be fully implemented – because of widespread corruption and porous borders.
 
“Currently markets are full of low-quality goods and there is no one to defend the rights of consumers. So there are lots of problems and we know there will be lots of challenges,” said Yunus Mughol, head of Afghanistan Lawyers Association.

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Consumer Protection Act Has Been Approved: MoCI

According to MoCI officials, a commission will be established to implement the Act. Once the commission is in place, the Act will be rolled out.

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The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) on Sunday said the Consumer Protection Act has been approved – a move that will protect consumers and prevent companies from importing low-quality goods.
 
The Act consists of 14 sections and 48 articles.
 
According to MoCI officials, a commission will be established to implement the Act. Once the commission is in place, the Act will be rolled out.
 
The head of the department for overseeing the development of the Consumer Protection Act, Wali Rahimi, said that currently the market was awash with low-quality goods.
 
However, he said that mechanisms in place to help deal with this problem were currently were not being implemented.
 
“We hope that problems will decrease once the Consumer Protection Act is implemented,” he said.
 
A number of lawyers also came out in support of the new Act and said it was extremely important but said they had their doubts that it would be fully implemented – because of widespread corruption and porous borders.
 
“Currently markets are full of low-quality goods and there is no one to defend the rights of consumers. So there are lots of problems and we know there will be lots of challenges,” said Yunus Mughol, head of Afghanistan Lawyers Association.

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