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Consumers urged to exercise their rights: FCCC

October 30, 2018 4:41 am

Consumers must exercise their rights and not to take anything on face value when shopping for Diwali.

The advice come following inspections carried out by Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission in the lead up to Diwali.

Chief Executive, Joel Abraham says the inspections revealed that some traders were involved in unethical market practices, which Fijians should look out for.

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“When you buying certain things, it’s important that you exercise your right as a consumer to shop around, see where you can find new things or better things. And ensure that you receive value for money and if you come across any of these situations, please come forward and report it.”

Abraham says they’ve had a lot of incidents where consumers don’t report on unethical practices as they think it’s associated with more cost.

Meanwhile, five traders are currently being investigated by the FCCC for non-compliance as some were selling goods that were infested with insects, few had misleading advertisements and some products were of low quality.

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