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Firms amend misleading ads as new Hong Kong law kicks in

From beauty parlours to restaurants to tour agencies, firms in the services sector are revising their practices as new consumer protection laws kick in today. The amended Trade Descriptions Ordinance bans all forms of false descriptions of goods and services. Omitting important charges and adopting aggressive sales tactics are also illegal under the new law.

19 Jul 2013 - 11:07AM

From beauty parlours to restaurants to tour agencies, firms in the services sector are revising their practices as new consumer protection laws kick in today. The amended Trade Descriptions Ordinance bans all forms of false descriptions of goods and services. Omitting important charges and adopting aggressive sales tactics are also illegal under the new law.

Firms amend misleading ads as new Hong Kong law kicks in
Day one of consumer protection law proves big deal

It was the first day in action for Hong Kong's new consumer protection law yesterday and some shops already appeared to be in danger of breaking the rules. As the amended Trade Descriptions Ordinance came into effect yesterday, it became an offence for businesses to provide misleading information in order to persuade people to buy their goods or services.

14 Jun 2018 - 12:41PM

It was the first day in action for Hong Kong's new consumer protection law yesterday and some shops already appeared to be in danger of breaking the rules. As the amended Trade Descriptions Ordinance came into effect yesterday, it became an offence for businesses to provide misleading information in order to persuade people to buy their goods or services.

Day one of consumer protection law proves big deal
Exam body to review plagiarism prevention

The city's examination body will discuss with teachers a spate of plagiarism cases that saw 23 pupils taught by the same teacher at the same private school disqualified from the Diploma of Secondary Education examination this year, authorities say.

21 Jun 2018 - 2:35PM

The city's examination body will discuss with teachers a spate of plagiarism cases that saw 23 pupils taught by the same teacher at the same private school disqualified from the Diploma of Secondary Education examination this year, authorities say.

Exam body to review plagiarism prevention
Consumers call for reviews to plug loopholes in amended ordinance

More than a week after the amended Trade Descriptions Ordinance kicked in, consumers remain confused about the specifics of the new law, with some urging the government to look into the grey areas.

29 Jul 2013 - 5:43AM

More than a week after the amended Trade Descriptions Ordinance kicked in, consumers remain confused about the specifics of the new law, with some urging the government to look into the grey areas.

Consumers call for reviews to plug loopholes in amended ordinance
Barcelona FC sets up office in Hong Kong in bid to lure Asian fans
Talented young ballerina dreams of teaching her craft in Hong Kong

She saw a picture of a ballerina, and wanted to be just like her. Josephine Cheung Ching-nga, 19, graduated from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow this summer after three years training and is currently with a ballet company in Toronto.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM

She saw a picture of a ballerina, and wanted to be just like her. Josephine Cheung Ching-nga, 19, graduated from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow this summer after three years training and is currently with a ballet company in Toronto.

Talented young ballerina dreams of teaching her craft in Hong Kong
Beauty adverts toned down, but can still mislead, say medical experts

The amended Trade Descriptions Ordinance prohibits false or misleading trade descriptions in all forms, including in advertisements. It also bans companies from using testimonials from celebrities about a product's effectiveness when they did not use it.

14 Jun 2018 - 12:41PM

The amended Trade Descriptions Ordinance prohibits false or misleading trade descriptions in all forms, including in advertisements. It also bans companies from using testimonials from celebrities about a product's effectiveness when they did not use it.

Beauty adverts toned down, but can still mislead, say medical experts
Screening shows VRE superbug cases doubled in Hong Kong
Pharmacy group to name 'unsafe' brands of milk powder
Customs and Excise Department sets up new cybercrime squad

The Electronic Crime Investigation Centre (ECIC) researches and develops investigative capabilities so that it can handle customs-related crimes committed by using new technologies before those crimes become a serious problem in society.

19 Aug 2013 - 4:58AM

The Electronic Crime Investigation Centre (ECIC) researches and develops investigative capabilities so that it can handle customs-related crimes committed by using new technologies before those crimes become a serious problem in society.

Customs and Excise Department sets up new cybercrime squad
Lucky few in queue can get Samsung tablet for HK$1