Philippines Consumer Act

Consumer protection in the Philippines is regulated by the Consumer Act 1990 (Republic Act n. 7394), which came into effect on July 15, 1992 (the “CA.”). The CA notably contains provisions regarding product safety, deceptive, unfair and unconscionable practices, product liability, advertising and sales promotions, etc. The CA also establishes the National Consumer Affairs Council.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are deceptive practices under the CA?
What are unfair and unconscionable practices?
What other regulations apply to trade practices?
What further regulations apply to advertising and sales promotion?
What is the National Consumer Affairs Council?


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