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Consumer Corner

UPCOMING EVENT

The BARP Consumers Affairs Committee in collaboration with the Fair Trading Commission will be hosting a virtual seminar via Zoom entitled: Consumer Law - Unfair Trading Practices Pt 2.

Join us on Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am via Zoom.

Register online by visiting the zoom link: https://bit.ly/3gsOex9 » For more information, contact 248-5804.

YouTube Live Stream Link: https://youtu.be/Vv4ZNhKgNl8

 

BARP seminar unfair trading practices part 2 Flyer May 5, 2021

 


 

consumer corner - what are your rights?

 

GENERAL SCOPE AND PURPOSE

Consumer Corner is a medium through which BARP members can be advised of their rights as a consumer. It will provide guidance and also it will inform the membership of advocacy initiatives on their behalf.

Consumer Corner shall seek to:

(a) develop clear policies and procedures to support complaints made by BARP’s membership about goods and service provision;

(b) liaise with the relevant government agencies on matters concerning consumer protection;

(c) educate consumers of their rights under the laws of Barbados;

(d) collaborate with a range of agencies to ensure consumer protection;

(e) promote the use of complaints procedures as per the relevant legislation;

(f) monitor the number of complaints received about a service provider as well as resolved complaints;

(g) explore the role of the Ombudsman to ensure that complaints made about government services are efficiently addressed;

(h) explore alternate dispute resolution as a means of settling consumer complaints;    

Informative Websites

And then click on: Information for consumers

  • To understand more of your rights as a consumer and also to determine where to receive the best prices at the supermarket please go to :

www.commerce.gov.bb/

And then click on : Calculate retail food prices and Consumers know your rights under the Consumers Guarantees Act Chapter 326E

and then click on : The Legal Profession Act Cap. 370A

There are no guidelines for medical fees in Barbados at present. However, you may wish to read a report from the FTC on Fee Setting in Professions 11 at:  www.ftc.gov.bb/

 

 

 

 

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