More than 100 notices issued
February 12, 2018 7:31 pm
More than one hundred notices have been issued to businesses and service providers for not complying with Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission Act 2010.
Chief Executive, Joel Abraham says through its daily surveillance they have noted that certain advertisements being placed during business sales and promotions were misleading.
The Commission has received 17 complaints in relation to misleading advertisements.
“You cannot engage in an unethical practices, and just as a proactive measure, we have issued it to one hundred businesses that we noticed continuously engaging in advertising and I think it is essential that they understand what the requirements FCCC act are.”
He says that if traders and service providers are found guilty of any offence, they can be fined from $50,000 to $250,000 or face up to 10 years imprisonment or both.