Ministry launches consumer rights day

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the Hanoi People’s Committee jointly held a “Consumer Rights Day” on March 13 to raise public awareness on the issue.

Under the theme “Our money, our rights”, Consumers International, which is the global campaigning voice for consumers, will focus on protecting consumer rights in the financial sector as financial services are getting more and more popular, said MoIT Deputy Minister Le Danh Vinh.

Mr. Vinh said a draft law on consumer rights protection is about to be completed for submission to the government this month. The promulgation of the law, which is expected to be approved by the National Assembly in October, will create a solid legal framework for consumer rights protection in Vietnam .

The “Consumer Rights Day” is part of the activities held in Vietnam in response to World Consumer Rights Day 2010.

Source: VNA

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