Clement Chan Kam-wing, chairman of the publicity and community relations committee of the Consumer Council, reported that at least 21 dishwashing liquid products sampled by the council did not give buyers a full list of component ingredients. The Consumer Council does not have legal powers to prosecute offenders. Photo: Roy Issa
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Hong Kong’s consumer protection needs strengthening as city’s ‘buyer beware’ approach promotes waste

David Dodwell says Hong Kong consumers lack adequate protection of their rights and the prevailing ‘caveat emptor’ attitude fuels a disposable culture in which faulty but cheap goods are simply tossed away

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Clement Chan Kam-wing, chairman of the publicity and community relations committee of the Consumer Council, reported that at least 21 dishwashing liquid products sampled by the council did not give buyers a full list of component ingredients. The Consumer Council does not have legal powers to prosecute offenders. Photo: Roy Issa
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