We want traders to comply with FCCC act: Abraham
February 19, 2018 4:47 am
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission will continue to strictly monitor sales and stocks of businesses and is advising traders to comply.
FCCC Chief Executive, Joel Abraham says they’re working to ensure there are no expired goods on display following the busy festive season and back to school period.
Abraham says they will safeguard consumers from being misled by businesses.
“This is the busy season for us, we go out and we ensure that we are inspecting shops. We attending to complaints. We are looking at prices especially price control items, food items. So we ensure that quality is there, the prices are affordable, the advertisements are not misleading. Generally, we want traders to be in compliance with the provisions of the FCCC act.”
Meanwhile, the Consumer Council is urging Fijians to call their toll-free line on 155 to lodge complaints if they have any honest grievances.
Chief Executive, Premila Kumar confirmed in many cases, consumers don’t fully provide information required for evidence against traders – when they’re clearly at fault