ISO meeting begins tomorrow
May 13, 2012 1:17 am
The 34th ISO/Committee on Consumer Policy meeting aims to address issues related to escalating global trade of counterfeit products.
Fiji’s Ministry of Industry and Trade is spearheading this four day meeting, which will take place at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa in Nadi from tomorrow.
About 200 local and overseas delegates will explore ways to address the counterfeit product issue.
Recent international cases of adulterated consumer products, such as lead-tainted toys, diethylene glycol in toothpaste, melamine in milk, and salmonella in peanut butter, have caused serious distress among consumers worldwide.
Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary Shaheen Ali says the Government is further reviewing its consumer protection laws to make them more user-friendly.
The theme of the 4 day meet is: “How do Consumers know what they are Getting?”