Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Consumer protection http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: New Law on Travel Agencies Partially Vetoed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403995_text Consumer protection; Executive powers; Tourism - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403995_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Justice Tribunal of Rio de Janeiro Calls For an Institutional Pact to Reduce Litigation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403962_text Consumer protection; Judiciary - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403962_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Adoption of the Revised Tobacco Directive http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403940_text Consumer protection; Public health; Tobacco and smoking - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403940_text Global Legal Monitor: Burma: Consumer Protection Law Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403904_text Consumer protection; Food safety - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403904_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Consumer Protection Law Revamped for First Time in 20 Years http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403840_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403840_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Regulation on Financial Services Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403673_text Banks and financial institutions; Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403673_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Class Action Approved Against Distributors of Food Supplement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402932_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402932_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Evaluation of Legislation on GMOs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402881_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402881_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: New Toy Safety Rules Enter into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402760_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402760_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: New National Consumer Law Comes into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402463_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402463_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: New Labeling Rules and EU Organic Logo Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402101_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402101_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Catalog/Online Shopping and Door-to-Door Sales Regulation Enhanced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401693_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401693_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Introduction of Stricter Requirements for Nursery Products http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401645_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401645_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Consumer Protection Law to Allow Preemptive Blocking of Telemarketers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401456_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401456_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: New Consumer Product Safety Act Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401026_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401026_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Product Recall Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540961_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540961_text Global Legal Monitor: European Parliament: Stricter Rules on Toy Safety http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540776_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the On November 5, 2008, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament voted unanimously on a new directive that establishes stricter criteria on toy safety and prohibits the use in toys of certain dangerous substances, such... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540776_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Lawsuit Seeks to End Large Lottery Payoff http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540738_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the On November 5, 2008, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament voted unanimously on a new directive that establishes stricter criteria on toy safety and prohibits the use in toys of certain dangerous substances, such Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540738_text Global Legal Monitor: Bhutan: Consumer Protection http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540412_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the On November 5, 2008, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament voted unanimously on a new directive that establishes stricter criteria on toy safety and prohibits the use in toys of certain dangerous substances, such Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been It was reported on April 14, 2008, that Bhutan's Department of Trade (DOT) has drafted a consumer protection bill. Efforts to develop consumer awareness date back to 1999, when consumer education research officials from India had... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540412_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Consumer Protection http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540413_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the On November 5, 2008, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament voted unanimously on a new directive that establishes stricter criteria on toy safety and prohibits the use in toys of certain dangerous substances, such Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been It was reported on April 14, 2008, that Bhutan's Department of Trade (DOT) has drafted a consumer protection bill. Efforts to develop consumer awareness date back to 1999, when consumer education research officials from India had On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981. The amendment prevents an automatic extension of contractual relations between consumers and providers. It requires full awareness of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540413_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Consumer Insolvency Proceedings Law Takes Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540414_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the On November 5, 2008, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament voted unanimously on a new directive that establishes stricter criteria on toy safety and prohibits the use in toys of certain dangerous substances, such Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been It was reported on April 14, 2008, that Bhutan's Department of Trade (DOT) has drafted a consumer protection bill. Efforts to develop consumer awareness date back to 1999, when consumer education research officials from India had On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981. The amendment prevents an automatic extension of contractual relations between consumers and providers. It requires full awareness of the On April 11, 2008, the Statute on Consumer Insolvency Proceedings took effect in Taiwan; the law was promulgated on July 11, 2007. Its four chapters, in 159 articles, cover general provisions, rebirth, liquidation, and supplementary provisions.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540414_text Global Legal Monitor: Germany: Reform of Law on Insurance Contracts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540341_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the On November 5, 2008, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament voted unanimously on a new directive that establishes stricter criteria on toy safety and prohibits the use in toys of certain dangerous substances, such Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been It was reported on April 14, 2008, that Bhutan's Department of Trade (DOT) has drafted a consumer protection bill. Efforts to develop consumer awareness date back to 1999, when consumer education research officials from India had On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981. The amendment prevents an automatic extension of contractual relations between consumers and providers. It requires full awareness of the On April 11, 2008, the Statute on Consumer Insolvency Proceedings took effect in Taiwan; the law was promulgated on July 11, 2007. Its four chapters, in 159 articles, cover general provisions, rebirth, liquidation, and supplementary provisions. A major reform of the German laws governing insurance contracts was enacted on November 23, 2007 (Gesetz zur Reform des Versicherungsvertragsrechts, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I at 2631). It aims primarily at increasing consumer rights and providing more transparency... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540341_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Executives Responsible for Damage Caused by Concealing Use of Unauthorized Food Additive http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540342_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the On November 5, 2008, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament voted unanimously on a new directive that establishes stricter criteria on toy safety and prohibits the use in toys of certain dangerous substances, such Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been It was reported on April 14, 2008, that Bhutan's Department of Trade (DOT) has drafted a consumer protection bill. Efforts to develop consumer awareness date back to 1999, when consumer education research officials from India had On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981. The amendment prevents an automatic extension of contractual relations between consumers and providers. It requires full awareness of the On April 11, 2008, the Statute on Consumer Insolvency Proceedings took effect in Taiwan; the law was promulgated on July 11, 2007. Its four chapters, in 159 articles, cover general provisions, rebirth, liquidation, and supplementary provisions. A major reform of the German laws governing insurance contracts was enacted on November 23, 2007 (Gesetz zur Reform des Versicherungsvertragsrechts, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I at 2631). It aims primarily at increasing consumer rights and providing more transparency Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540342_text Global Legal Monitor: Austria: Consumer Protection http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540203_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the On November 5, 2008, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament voted unanimously on a new directive that establishes stricter criteria on toy safety and prohibits the use in toys of certain dangerous substances, such Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been It was reported on April 14, 2008, that Bhutan's Department of Trade (DOT) has drafted a consumer protection bill. Efforts to develop consumer awareness date back to 1999, when consumer education research officials from India had On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981. The amendment prevents an automatic extension of contractual relations between consumers and providers. It requires full awareness of the On April 11, 2008, the Statute on Consumer Insolvency Proceedings took effect in Taiwan; the law was promulgated on July 11, 2007. Its four chapters, in 159 articles, cover general provisions, rebirth, liquidation, and supplementary provisions. A major reform of the German laws governing insurance contracts was enacted on November 23, 2007 (Gesetz zur Reform des Versicherungsvertragsrechts, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I at 2631). It aims primarily at increasing consumer rights and providing more transparency Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On November 13, 2007, Austria enacted a major reform of its Act Against Unfair Competition (UWG-Novelle 2007, BUNDESGESETZBLATT no. 79/2007), which implements the European Union Directive 2005/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Concerning... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540203_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Rice Designated Essential Commodity http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540204_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the On November 5, 2008, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament voted unanimously on a new directive that establishes stricter criteria on toy safety and prohibits the use in toys of certain dangerous substances, such Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been It was reported on April 14, 2008, that Bhutan's Department of Trade (DOT) has drafted a consumer protection bill. Efforts to develop consumer awareness date back to 1999, when consumer education research officials from India had On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981. The amendment prevents an automatic extension of contractual relations between consumers and providers. It requires full awareness of the On April 11, 2008, the Statute on Consumer Insolvency Proceedings took effect in Taiwan; the law was promulgated on July 11, 2007. Its four chapters, in 159 articles, cover general provisions, rebirth, liquidation, and supplementary provisions. A major reform of the German laws governing insurance contracts was enacted on November 23, 2007 (Gesetz zur Reform des Versicherungsvertragsrechts, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I at 2631). It aims primarily at increasing consumer rights and providing more transparency Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On November 13, 2007, Austria enacted a major reform of its Act Against Unfair Competition (UWG-Novelle 2007, BUNDESGESETZBLATT no. 79/2007), which implements the European Union Directive 2005/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Concerning On January 23, 2008, the Sri Lankan government designated rice an "essential commodity" in accordance with provisions of the Consumer Protection Act. The move, which will allow the authorities to take actions against any traders who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540204_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: New Consumer Protection Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054010_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the On November 5, 2008, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament voted unanimously on a new directive that establishes stricter criteria on toy safety and prohibits the use in toys of certain dangerous substances, such Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been It was reported on April 14, 2008, that Bhutan's Department of Trade (DOT) has drafted a consumer protection bill. Efforts to develop consumer awareness date back to 1999, when consumer education research officials from India had On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981. The amendment prevents an automatic extension of contractual relations between consumers and providers. It requires full awareness of the On April 11, 2008, the Statute on Consumer Insolvency Proceedings took effect in Taiwan; the law was promulgated on July 11, 2007. Its four chapters, in 159 articles, cover general provisions, rebirth, liquidation, and supplementary provisions. A major reform of the German laws governing insurance contracts was enacted on November 23, 2007 (Gesetz zur Reform des Versicherungsvertragsrechts, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I at 2631). It aims primarily at increasing consumer rights and providing more transparency Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On November 13, 2007, Austria enacted a major reform of its Act Against Unfair Competition (UWG-Novelle 2007, BUNDESGESETZBLATT no. 79/2007), which implements the European Union Directive 2005/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Concerning On January 23, 2008, the Sri Lankan government designated rice an "essential commodity" in accordance with provisions of the Consumer Protection Act. The move, which will allow the authorities to take actions against any traders who On December 10, 2007, newly adopted amendments to the Russian Consumer Protection Law entered into force. The Law includes provisions aimed at introducing the right of a consumer to return an item of inferior quality to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054010_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Duty to Label Computer Games http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054058_text Consumer protection - Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed one-half of the articles of Law No. 12,974 of May 15, 2014, which regulates the activites perfomed by travel agencies. (In an effort to reduce repetitive litigation, the Justice Tribunal of the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro invited the 30 Brazilian companies that have been sued the most to sign an institutional pact with the On March 14, 2014, the Council of the European Union endorsed the draft Tobacco Products Directive, following the Parliament's approval of the proposal in February 2014. The Parliament and the Council were instrumental in urging the On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first law comprehensively addressing this topic. President Thein Sein has signed the legislation. The law is divided into 12 On October 25, 2013, the Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) passed the first amendment to the Consumers' Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Muliaman D. Hadad, the head of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK), announced at a press conference on July 30, 2013, that the country's first regulation to protect financial services consumers has been On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the filing of a class action against the distributors of a On October 28, 2011, the European Commission released the findings of two independent evaluations of the European Union's general legal framework on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are defined under EU law as those plants or On July 20, 2011, Directive 2009/48/EC on the Safety of Toys, which repeals Directive 88/368/EEC on toy safety rules, entered into force in the European Union. (Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the On January 1, 2011, the Australian Consumer Law, which is incorporated in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously called the Trade Practices Act 1974), came into effect. This Law "brings together a number of national, July 1, 2010, marked the entrance into force of new rules adopted by the European Union on organic food labeling, along with the mandatory display of a new organic logo, the "Euro-leaf." The new logo, which The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is On October 21, 2009, the European Commission took measures to ensure that the youngest consumers across the European Union (EU) enjoy safe nursery products, including sleeping bags, crib mattresses, and duvets. The proposed new rules are It was reported on July 15, 2009, that a new South African consumer protection law, already passed by parliament and signed into law by the President of the country but not in effect until April 29 Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the On November 5, 2008, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament voted unanimously on a new directive that establishes stricter criteria on toy safety and prohibits the use in toys of certain dangerous substances, such Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been It was reported on April 14, 2008, that Bhutan's Department of Trade (DOT) has drafted a consumer protection bill. Efforts to develop consumer awareness date back to 1999, when consumer education research officials from India had On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981. The amendment prevents an automatic extension of contractual relations between consumers and providers. It requires full awareness of the On April 11, 2008, the Statute on Consumer Insolvency Proceedings took effect in Taiwan; the law was promulgated on July 11, 2007. Its four chapters, in 159 articles, cover general provisions, rebirth, liquidation, and supplementary provisions. A major reform of the German laws governing insurance contracts was enacted on November 23, 2007 (Gesetz zur Reform des Versicherungsvertragsrechts, BUNDESGESETZBLATT I at 2631). It aims primarily at increasing consumer rights and providing more transparency Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On November 13, 2007, Austria enacted a major reform of its Act Against Unfair Competition (UWG-Novelle 2007, BUNDESGESETZBLATT no. 79/2007), which implements the European Union Directive 2005/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Concerning On January 23, 2008, the Sri Lankan government designated rice an "essential commodity" in accordance with provisions of the Consumer Protection Act. The move, which will allow the authorities to take actions against any traders who On December 10, 2007, newly adopted amendments to the Russian Consumer Protection Law entered into force. The Law includes provisions aimed at introducing the right of a consumer to return an item of inferior quality to On October 29, 2007, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved an amendment to the Protection of Consumers Decree, requiring that every computer game package be labeled in a way to indicate whether its content is suitable for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054058_text