Georgian parliament examining bill to protect consumers’ rights

Violation of the law will be punished by, 19 Jun 2019 - 18:56, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Parliament’s European Interrogation Committee has drafted a bill to protect consumers’ rights.

The bill reads that a consumer who believes that his/her rights were violated, will be able to address Georgia’s Competition Agency to study the possible violation.

If violation is confirmed the agency will give a “reasonable time” to a trader to improve the flaw or suspend the activity violating consumers’ rights.

If the agency demands are ignored, a possible violator will have to pay a fine, which must not be more than two per cent of the annual turnover of the previous year of the trader.

If the violation is re-repeated in 12 months, fine will be doubled.