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CAD official examining the price of bottled cooking oil at a store

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Latest Price Controlled Items ​Updates
Cooking Oil​​​​​​​​Jun 2017
Formulated Powdered Milk​​​​​​​Apr 2017
Passenger Motor VehiclesJun 2017
Weekly Price Comparison
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Latest Key Indicators
Price Control
2014 - May 2017
​Number of Warning Notices Issued201
​Number of Compound Issued   23
Feb - May 2017​ ​
Number of Companies Notified for Cheap Sale Price Event​ 131
Consumer Protection
2012 - May 2017​ ​ ​
Number of Consumer Complaints Received 119​
 ​Jan - May 2017​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Number of Motor Vehicles' Certificate Issued199


Consumer Protection

 

The Consumer Affairs Division (CAD) is the agency responsible for protecting consumers through enforcing the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Order, 2011 (CPTFO).  

The Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Order, 2011 (CPTFO) protects consumers against any unfair practices by sellers. It covers conducts such as:

1. Deceiving or misleading consumers

2. Making false claims

3.Taking advantage of consumer who is not in position to protect his own interest or is not reasonably able to understand the transaction


Price Control

 

The Division is responsible for the implementation of the Price Control Act, Chapter 142, as well as the administrative implementation of the setting of maximum prices on selected foods items during festive seasons. It hopes to protect the welfare of consumers in Brunei Darussalam, especially the low-income earners.

Monitoring of prices of price-controlled goods and a selected number of basic necessity items is carried out by the Price Inspectors through inspections on a regular basis involving business premises such as supermarkets and grocery stores in all four districts throughout the country. In addition, spot-checks are also carried out on a random basis on business premises, as well as upon receiving consumers' reports.