Only 10-20% of consumer goods in Armenia are marked in Armenian

Only 10-20% of consumer goods in Armenia are marked in Armenian

2008-01-14 17:53:00

ArmInfo. Only 10-20% of consumer goods in Armenia are marked in
Armenian, Head of the "Protection of Consumers" public organization
Abgar Yegoyan told ArmInfo.

To recall, according to the Law "On Protection of Consumers", adopted
in 2004, all the goods are subject to compulsory marking in Armenian.
However, this provision of the law functions today only with respect to
the foodstuffs. The "Protection of Consumers" organization appealed to
RA Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan and the Ministry of Trade and Economic
Development of Armenia in 2007 offering not to certify the consumer
goods without this marking.

To recall, such restrictions are valid during import of foodstuffs to
the republic. A. Yegoyan also said that after this address, the
Ministry of Trade and Economic Development instructed the Quality
Inspection to punish those who actually break the Law "On Protection of
Consumers". The penalty for the marking absence makes up 100,000 drams
maximum, however, the non-marked goods are not confiscated from the
seller but remain for realization. In view of this, the "Protection of
Consumers" organization schedules to appeal to the Ministry of Trade
and Economic Development with an offer not to certify the consumer
goods without marking in Armenian. "As the experience shows, it is
senseless to hope for conscientiousness of importers and realizers of
goods", A. Yegoyan said.

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