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October 28, 2021

Consumers warned of dangerous products

TheIndependent Consumer and Competition Commission saythere is need for children to be protected fromthe risk of dangerous products.

Senior Advisor to ICCC Winston Rodriguez saidthey are most vulnerable. He madethe comments recently during an MOU signing betweenthe ICCC anPNG Customs.

Mr Rodriguez said as a consumer protection agency, ICCC is focused onthe potential harm that unsafe products pose to children.

It is a mammoth task for the ICCC giventhe amount of unsafe consumer goods, mainly sold onthe streets.

The MOU signing with Customs is an initial step in reducingthe import and sale of hazardous products.

ICCC Commissioner Dr Belly Manoka saidthe Commission have already identiflied products which will be banned immediately.

Customs Commissioner Ray Paul saidthe initiative will have a positive impact on consumers in PNG

Senior Advisor, Winston Rodriguez saidthe collaboration is encouraging, and paves way for future collaborative action.

Cedric Patjole, National EMTV News


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