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New measures approved for consumers rights protection

According to the Edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus of 5 December 2014 No. 547, the Ministry of Trade and sanitary inspectors are to be given new powers for protection of consumers rights, including powers to ban the importation into the Republic of Belarus of goods not complying with the requirements of the legislation and also to temporarily shot down trading objects and public catering establishments, which infringe on the rights of consumers.

The Edict was officially published on the National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus on 6 December 2014, and its main provisions enter into force from 1 January 2015.