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Council applauds action taken against unscrupulous traders

October 25, 2017 5:21 am

Justice has been served for the conviction of the Singh’s Curry House in Suva, New World Supermarket and MH Hypermarket in the Western Division.

This was highlighted by Consumer Council’s Chief Executive Premila Kumar while praising enforcement agencies for the successful convictions of unscrupulous traders for their unethical business practices.

She says this will now act as a precedent to other businesses who do not comply with laws.

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“We’re urging consumers to please take photos of any false advertisements or cases where display prices are something else and this will definitely help enforcement agencies to take the matter further.”

Kumar adds this is to compliment the receipt and provide the Council with substantial evidence to take action against that particular trader.

She says these are common issues consumers generally experienced while shopping.

Conviction was for the non-issuance of the proper tax invoice as required under Regulation 3 of the Value Added Tax Act 1991 and for items at a different price to what was displayed on the shelves.

Consumers are also urged to be vigilant when shopping this festive season.

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