Guidance on organization of activities in support of Vietnam Consumer Rights Day

Guidance on organization of activities in support of Vietnam Consumer Rights Day
Quốc Tuấn

On May 16, 2024, the Government of Vietnam issued Decree 55/2024/ND-CP guiding Law on Protection of Consumers’ Rights 2023.

Guidance on organization of activities in support of Vietnam Consumer Rights Day 

(1) The annual Vietnam Consumer Rights Day aims to:

- Affirm the role, position, and importance of the protection of consumers’ rights with the stable and sustainable development of society and Vietnam;

- Disseminate, educate, and universalize laws and policies on the protection of consumers’ rights;  

- Enable the mobilization and centralization of the resource, interest, support, and participation of the whole society regarding the protection of consumers' rights;

- Contribute to the development of a healthy consumption environment for consumers and traders; maintain the stability and motivate the development, innovation, and creativity of Vietnam’s economy; 

- Enhance the responsibility and encourage cooperation between state management authorities and social organizations participating in the protection of consumers' rights and traders in implementing activities for the protection of consumers' rights.

(2) Activities

- Activities to disseminate, universalize, and provide training in the law on the protection of consumers’ rights and skills in consumption to mobilize and centralize the interest, support, and participation of the whole society regarding the protection of consumers’ rights;

- Public activities to attract the participation of a large number of consumers and relevant agencies, organizations, and individuals;

- Activities within national plans, projects, schemes, programs, and activities concerning the protection of consumers’ rights promulgated by the Prime Minister of Vietnam;

- Other activities in support of Vietnam Consumer Rights Day.

(3) Plans to organize activities

- The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam shall take charge and cooperate with relevant ministries and central authorities, People’s Committees of provinces and centrally affiliated cities, and relevant agencies, organizations, and individuals in selecting themes to be launched and developing specific implementation plans; instruct, direct, and organize the annual Vietnam Consumer Rights Day while ensuring practicality, effectiveness, and thrift; 

- The plan to organize activities in support of Vietnam Consumer Rights Day shall be regularly and constantly implemented throughout the whole year, focusing on the last month of the year and the first 3 months of the year with the peak period from March 1 to March 20 every year.

More details can be found in Decree 55/2024/ND-CP, which comes into force from July 1, 2024.

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