Draft Consumer Protection Bill, 2014

To promote a fair, efficient and transparent marketplace for consumers and business, to promote consumer rights to basic needs (food, shelter, health, education and clothing), to provide for improved standards of consumer information, to prohibit unfair competition, marketing and business practices, to promote responsible consumer behaviour, to provide relief to parties to consumer contracts where the contracts are unfair or contain unfair provisions or where the exercise or non-exercise of a power, right or discretion under such a contract is or would be unfair; to repeal the Consumer Contracts Act [Chapter 8:03], and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

ENACTED by the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe. This Act may be cited as the Consumer Protection Act [Chapter 14:44], 2014. This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by the President by Statutory Instrument.

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