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Fijian Competition And Consumer Commission Finds 279 Breaches Of Consumer Rights

FCCC has recorded a total of 279 Breaches and conducted 4626 inspections throughout theCentral Eastern, Western, Northern Division, as well as Maritime regions.
05 Jun 2020 13:41
Fijian Competition And Consumer Commission Finds 279 Breaches Of Consumer Rights
FCCC CEO, Joel Abraham.

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) has found some traders exceeding the authorised maximum retail price of products despite many warnings of our zero-tolerance approach.

FCCC has recorded a total of 279 Breaches and conducted 4626 inspections throughout theCentral Eastern, Western, Northern Division, as well as Maritime regions.

“As Fijians, we should be looking out for each other during these tough times, yet there are those who want to use this as an opportunity to take advantage of Fijians.”

While the level of compliance is around 94% of total inspections, this does not mean that FCCC will sit back. We are concerned about the unethical practices in the market and we are fully committed to protecting all Fijians.

“Traders who are found taking advantage of Fijians during these trying times will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” warned FCCC CEO, Joel Abraham.

Recently, the Court upheld the imposition of a $25,000. 00 fine against a major supermarket.

This should itself be enough warning that FCCC means business when it comes to protecting Fijians.

FCCC is the only enforcement body for consumer rights in Fiji. FCCC is encouraging Fijians to be vigilant and inform FCCC for any suspected breach of FCCC Act 2010.

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