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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Gov’t issues executive regulations for Egypt’s Consumer Protection Act

LEGISLATION WATCH- Retailers face new rules, requirements as gov’t issues executive regs for Consumer Protection Act: Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly issued yesterday the executive regulations for the Consumer Protection Act, which grant the Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) the authority to impose price controls and censor advertisements, among other powers, according to a cabinet statement. You can also read our rundown on the law’s provisions here.

The regulations introduce several requirements for suppliers and retailers, including requiring suppliers to clearly display information such as a product’s country of origin, contents, uses, production date, and shelf life. Suppliers will also be required to provide two-year warranties on their wares, during which they will be responsible for fixing any malfunctioning products using original parts on their own dime. Consumers will also have the right to return (and seek refunds for) or exchange non-perishable goods within 14 days of purchase.

CPA employees will also be granted powers of arrest within the confines of the act.

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