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Consumer protection tribunal access soon

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2013 | 1:12 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter



Consumers will soon have access to a review tribunal which will investigate consumer-related disputes.




The consumer protection tribunal is to begin operating on July 1.



The body will be chaired by former Director of Public Prosecutions Kent Pantry. 



The Tribunal is one of several initiatives included in the amended Consumer Protection Act which came into effect in February.



The amendments to the legislation also empower the Consumer Affairs Commission to investigate breaches and initiate legal action on behalf of complainants.

It also gives the agency the power to file criminal sanctions against entities that fail to issue warranties for merchandise.



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