The Consumer Protection Law will be submitted to the Council of Ministers for approval in upcoming weeks and may come into effect this year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
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The draft law has been completed by an inter-ministerial group, said Phan Oun, deputy director general of Cambodia Import-Export Inspection and Fraud Repression Directorate-General (CamControl).
As the next step in the approval process, the law will be sent to the Council of Ministers, from where it will reach the National Assembly, Mr Oun said.
“The draft law on consumer protection has been finished at the inter-ministry level. We expect it will be approved by the Council of Ministers later this month. Based on this, we expect the law to enter into force this year,” he said.
“The law aims to protect the health of consumers, ensure a level playing field in the business sector, and stop businesses from engaging in false advertising,” Mr Oun added.