• Burma: Consumer Protection Law Adopted | Library of Congress


Burma: Consumer Protection Law Adopted | Library of Congress


On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 chapters. It has provisions on the rights and responsibilities of both manufacturers and consumers. It establishes a Committee for Consumer Protection and provides for how it will operate. There are also sections on dispute resolution and on sanctions for violations. Those who distribute products that are not safe may be subject to up to three years of imprisonment and up to 5 million kyat (about US$5,000) in fines.

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