Posted on December 27, 2014
Qatar is taking steps to bolster consumer protection mechanisms and bring protection measures on a par with international standards, The Peninsula said.
The country is set to sign a cooperation deal with UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) which is busy revising the UN Guidelines on Consumer Protection. Some of the areas of focus of the guidelines are consumer protection in eCommerce and financial services. A senior official from Qatar’s Permanent Mission in Geneva said yesterday that plans were afoot to further develop the mechanisms in the country in coordination with authorities concerned.

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Nasser Al Lenjawi told Al Sharq in an interview being published today that the consumer’s rights are protected by law in Qatar. Consumer protection is a priority area in the country and there is a department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce that takes care of it, he said. Al Lenjawi, Head, Economy and Trade Office at Qatar’s Permanent Mission, said they were working with authorities in Qatar to ink a deal with UNCTAD to benefit from their experience and seek technical assistance to build capabilities to bolster mechanisms.
“We are working to make sure we adopt the best global practices in Qatar in the realm of consumer protection,” he added. Al Lenjawi said his office in Geneva was seeking to benefit from the experiences in the field of consumer protection from several international organisations.