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Pre-Budget consultations: Finance Minister discusses with Consumer Associations

Date:May 21, 2020|Domain:Economy & Finance--Consumer Protection

GIS  – 21 May, 2020: Representatives of Consumer Associations, exchanged views and made proposals on the protection of Mauritian consumers and the restoration of consumers’ purchasing power, with the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and De


Covid-19: Shopping as per alphabetical order extended to other businesses and services

Date:May 13, 2020|Domain:Health--Consumer Protection

GIS – 13 May, 2020: Access to businesses operating in the food and services sectors, which are being authorised to resume their activities as from 15 May 2020, will be given in alphabetical order.  The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Protection


Amendments in the legislation brought to enhance consumer protection, says Minister Sawmynaden

Date:May 13, 2020|Domain:Health--Consumer Protection

GIS – 13 May, 2020: Government will, through the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, better protect consumers by toughening the law against traders who cheat the public. The Consumer Protection (Price and Supplies Control) Act will, therefor


Supply of rice, flour, potatoes and onions will be sustained states Minister Sawmynaden

Date:May 05, 2020|Domain:Consumer Protection--Health--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 05 May, 2020: Available stocks of rice will last till July 2020 and the State Trading Corporation (STC) has already made the necessary for the delivery of  two consignments of rice from Pakistan which will last till September 2020. As for fl


Commerce Minister announces price control on additional basic goods amid Covid-19 pandemic

Date:April 25, 2020|Domain:Health--Consumer Protection

GIS – 25 April, 2020: As from Sunday 26 April 2020, the prices of additional basic commodities and sanitary products will be controlled in a bid to prevent profiteering and hoarding.  This announcement was made, this afternoon, by the Minister of C


Consumer Affairs Unit sanctions non-compliant traders

Date:April 15, 2020|Domain:Consumer Protection

GIS – 15 April, 2020: Following several complaints received from consumers, Officers of the Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU), under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Consumer Protection, with the support of Health Inspectors from the Local Govern


Government to introduce online shopping of essential goods as from tomorrow

Date:March 26, 2020|Domain:Health--Agriculture and Food Security--Business & Industry--Consumer Protection

GIS – 26 March 2020: The population will be able to purchase essential goods through online shopping as from Friday 27 March 2020, during the lockdown period. Food, beverages, health and sanitary products, and toiletries are what constitute essentia


Covid-19: No shortage of basic commodities, reassures Minister Sawmynaden

Covid-19: No shortage of basic commodities, reassures Minister Sawmynaden
Date:March 09, 2020|Domain:Consumer Protection

GIS - 09 March, 2020: There is no shortage of supply of basic commodities such as rice, oil, flour, milk and petrol on the market and there is no cancellation from suppliers, reassured the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Protection, Mr Yogida Sawm


Coronavirus: Temporary ban on import of live animals only including fish from China

Coronavirus: Temporary ban on import of live animals only including fish from China
Date:February 10, 2020|Domain:Health--Consumer Protection

GIS - 10 February, 2020: The authorities in Mauritius have been constantly monitoring the situation relating to the Novel Coronavirus since its outbreak and have accordingly been following the various reports issued by the World Health Organisation.


Coronavirus Ban on importation of live animals and products of animal origin from China

Coronavirus Ban on importation of live animals and products of animal origin from China
Date:February 04, 2020|Domain:Health--Consumer Protection

GIS - 04 February, 2020: A temporary ban on the importation of live animals, live fish and products of animal origin from China is being imposed, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. As from 3 February 2020, the importation of the follow