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Published on Thursday, 08 November 2012 19:17
Myanmar may soon have a consumer protection law as the draft bill is in its final stage, according to a national workshop for the trade development held in Nay Pyi Taw last month.
Win Aung, the chairman for the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, or UMFCCI, said that his office and the Ministry of Commerce were still finalising the draft bill.
Non-governmental organisations will also soon be established in each state and region to organise awareness campaigns for consumers across the country.
Other ministries, including Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and Ministry of Science and Technology, are also responsible for consumer protection in the country.
Although Myanmar currently has no consumer protection law yet, there are actually other laws related to consumer protection: the 1990 Law Financial Institution of Myanmar, the 1992 National Drug Law, the 1996 Traditional Drug Law, the 1997 National Food Law and the 2004 Electronic Transaction.