National Committee Formed to Enhance Consumer Protection Law Implementation

AKP Phnom Penh, September 01, 2020 —

The national committee on consumer protection has been formed and tasked to enhance the implemention of Consumer Protection Law enacted last November.

The committee is chaired by the minister of commerce and its members are from relevant ministries and institutions, according to a sub-decree dated Aug. 27, but released on Monday by the Ministry of Commerce.

The committee, having a five-year mandate, is commissioned mainly to prepare related strategic policies, check on legal procedures, and provide consultation to associations and organisations related to consumer protection.

The group is also tasked to ask the government for approval on the special timeline for implementation of the Consumer Protection Law.

The Consumer Protection Law establishes rules to guarantee the rights of consumers and to ensure that businesses conduct commercial competition in Cambodia fairly.

The law, composed of 11 chapters and 51 articles, covers the sale of goods, services, and any person who conducts any trading activities with consumers in Cambodia, regardless of whether the trading activities are for profit.

By Chea Vannak