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Mauritius: "Dishonest" traders tracked by the CPU

Since the beginning of 2014, the consumer protection unit (CPU - Consumer Protection Unit) has received some 3,000 complaints against unethical traders in Mauritius and around 300 fines were especially drawn up.
Half of registered complaints concerning among other defective products, sales of expired products or price difference between those displayed in shelves and those paid at the check-desk.
However, more than 95% of reported cases have been resolved amicably, and at the greatest satisfaction Mauritian consumers.
According Jain Seegoolam, head to the CPU, the vast majority of these complaints is recorded during the months of November and December when the purchases are more frequent on the island in the wake of the holiday season approaching apace.
As a reminder, according to the law caught in the act any trader will have to pay a fine not exceeding 100,000 rupees * and can even according to the seriousness of incurring a sentence of imprisonment of three years, as indicated by the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
* One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees

Umee Ruhomally

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