Press Releases 2020

22/12/2020 14:21:09 Shipping Service Providers Under Spotlight

As consumers rush to purchase shipping tickets to visit loved one’s post TC Yasa and to spend time with family during this festive season, the Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on shipping service providers to uplift their services and not to delude consumers.

21/12/2020 16:17:27 Avoid selling/buying damaged and thawed food items post TC Yasa

As Fijians are coming to terms with the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Yasa, traders are urged to exercise responsibility by refraining from selling food and other perishable items which have gone bad due to effects of the cyclone.

16/12/2020 14:34:18 Spot and Report Price Gouging, Council urge

Traders are reminded to refrain from increasing prices during natural disasters as this amounts to unfair trade practices under Section 66 and 76 of the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission Act 2010.

16/12/2020 10:00:24 Toyota vehicle recall: Car company urges vehicle owners to come forward

With the ongoing global recalls affecting over fifteen automotive brands due to faulty airbags, fuel pump and brake booster issues, the Consumer Council of Fiji is urging Fijian consumers to verify if their vehicles may be affected by this recall.

11/12/2020 18:22:33 Council Welcomes COVID-19 Response (Home Loan Assistance) Act 2020

The Consumer Council of Fiji has welcomed the COVID-19 response (Home Loan Assistance) Act 2020 which will provide the much-needed assistance to consumers with mortgages in effect during the COVID-19 relief period and repayment holidays for home loans.

04/12/2020 16:19:22 Council Urges Consumers to Contract Qualified & Registered Architects

The Consumer Council of Fiji has commended the Architects Registration Board of Fiji (ARB) and the Fiji Association of Architects for publishing a list of registered architects in Fiji in a public notice on Saturday, 28 November, 2020.

03/12/2020 16:52:04 Market Watch Initiative to Empower Consumers Right to Information

The Consumer Council of Fiji begun a new initiative in its bid to arm Fijian consumers with market information especially on prices so that they can make informed, confident choices about goods and services

18/11/2020 11:38:05 Rotten Potatoes & Onions found in most Supermarkets

Rotten, mouldy and sliced potatoes and onions were a common scene in 77% of supermarkets surveyed in the greater Suva area this morning as part of the Consumer Council of Fiji’s intensive market surveillance program during the current festive season.

09/11/2020 08:14:32 Be vigilant this Diwali - consumers told

The Consumer Council of Fiji has all hands-on deck as consumers are expected to splurge – taking advantages of specials and discounts up for grabs this Diwali.

29/10/2020 16:44:22 Council Commends Participants through Recognition Programme

The Consumer Council of Fiji has lauded the people of Lomaivuna, Naitasiri for their tireless efforts to shift towards sustainable production and consumption.This was done through a recognition Programme which was officiated by the Minister for Rural and Maritime Development Hon. Inia Seruiratu on 29 October 2020 which also marked the end of the Council’s Green Action Fund Project “Back to my Roots”.

26/10/2020 11:51:08 Play center safety - a must

Businesses must ensure that their business premises do not put the health and safety of consumers in jeopardy.

22/10/2020 15:53:39 Slick Scammer Swindles Consumer

The Consumer Council of Fiji is issuing an alert to all Fijian consumers of an alleged con-artist who is duping consumers out of their hard-earned cash under false pretense.

02/10/2020 12:36:02 Non-delivery of good and services a growing concern

An increasing number of cases of non-delivery of goods and services has sparked concerns with numerous traders accepting money for products they are not in possession of or are not in a capacity to deliver services as promised.

14/09/2020 08:26:25 Misleading Supermarket Offers: Are You Getting a Real Deal?

As thousands of Fijians look forward to weekend supermarket specials to get the best deals around, consumers are urged to look beneath the bright coloured and tempting special price tags to avoid being deceived.

27/08/2020 07:02:16 Dream Data Deal – Streaming Joy for Thousands of Fijians

The Consumer Council of Fiji has applauded Digicel Fiji for the new Dream Data Deal and has called for other network service providers to follow suit.

20/08/2020 15:30:29 The Ugly Side of Beauty Industry

Certain actors in the beauty industry are spawning ugliness in it with their questionable products and practices. This is the sentiment shared by many who frequent beauty salons around the country.

14/08/2020 08:08:48 Sale of shrinking garlic packs resurfaces

The Consumer Council of Fiji has expressed its outrage at the continuous attempts by supermarkets to mislead, dupe and rip-off hard working Fijian families.

06/08/2020 14:32:27 King Leads the Way, Others Urged to Follow Suit

The Consumer Council of Fiji has commended Burger King Fiji for their transparency in displaying prices to Fijians through the mainstream media.

06/08/2020 11:11:27 Be Wary of Fraudulent Real Estate Agents; University Students Cautioned

Incidences of rental fraud have surfaced in the last few weeks with University students falling victims to individuals purporting to be real estate agents or caretakers, taking security deposits or bond for properties they do not own nor are authorised to lease out.

24/07/2020 15:20:34 Benefits Must Pass-On to Fijian Consumers

The 2020-2021 National budget will serve as the blue print to Fiji’s economic recovery. This is evident from the incentives directed towards the local businesses set to fuel the local economy such as colossal reduction in Environment & Climate Adaptation Levy (ECAL), removal of Service Turnover Tax (STT) to scrapping of business license requirements and exemption of VAT on residential accommodation.

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