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Ministry of Consumer Affairs has formed a committee to draft a “Safety Pledge”

Published on November 20, 2023
Current Context: The Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) has indeed set up a committee to draft a “Safety Pledge” to prevent the sale of hazardous goods on e-commerce platforms.
Ministry of Consumer Affairs has formed a committee to draft a “Safety Pledge”
  • The Department of Consumer Affairs held a stakeholder consultation on the preparation of a ‘Safety Pledge’ for e-commerce platforms on November 16, 2023.
  • This pledge is a voluntary commitment for e-commerce platforms, aimed at ensuring that appropriate measures are taken by the platforms to prevent the sale of unsafe goods online.
  • The Department of Consumer Affairs is actively collaborating with the European Commission to adopt best international practices aimed at detecting and preventing the sale of unsafe goods to consumers on online platforms.
  • The product safety pledge is a voluntary commitment by online platforms with respect to the safety of goods sold to consumers.
  • The committee, which includes members from e-commerce platforms, consumer associations, industry bodies, and National Law Universities, will submit its report in two weeks.

Question:

Q.1 What is the purpose of the “Safety Pledge” drafted by the Department of Consumer Affairs?
a. To promote the sale of hazardous goods on e-commerce platforms
b. To prevent the sale of hazardous goods on e-commerce platforms
c. To increase the sale of consumer goods on e-commerce platforms
d. None of the above
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