Azerbaijan Sanitary- epidemiological Centre to Intensify Measures to Protect Consumers Right

Business Materials 5 February 2008 15:56 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 February / Trend corr. U.Ismaylova / The Sanitary- epidemiological Centre of Azerbaijan submitted to the Health Ministry set of proposals concerning changes in the bill on Rights of consumers, Imran Abdullayev, the director of Food Hygiene Department, stated.

"The current bill protects rights of consumers insufficiently and allows sale of low-quality products," Abdullayev said.

According to Abdullayev, the proposals envisage reinforce of measures against offenders and increase of the sum of fine from AZN 44 and 66 to AZN 200 or 400.

Abdullayev said that the Centre fined more than thousand of entrepreneurs were fined and warnings were sent to 33 marriage offices in 2007.

"I believe that sale of low-quality products, which causes damage to human health, is an administrative crime," Abdullayev noted.

The bill on Rights of consumers was passed in Azerbaijan on 19 September 1995.

Before, Eyyub Huseynov, the head of Union of free consumers, submitted a proposal concerning changes into the bill. Huseynov considers that changes should have done in the bill as ten years have passed since passing of the previous one.