China Consumer Protection Act

Consumer protection in China is regulated by the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests was adopted on October 31, 1993 and came into force on January 1st, 1994 (the “LPCRI”). The LPCRI enumerates consumer rights and the obligations of business dealers and enjoins state organs to punish the criminal offences of business dealers who violate legal consumer rights and interests.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are consumers’ main rights under the LPCRI?
What are business dealers’ main obligations under the LPCRI?
What are consumer organizations and what is their role?
How can disputes between consumers and dealers be settled?

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