Fabian Demicoli

ATTN Second Hand Car Dealers


Price Indication
on cars for sale is required by law – MCCAA to enforce
if no action is taken – GRTU has been informed by the Malta
Compeition and Consumer Affairs Authority Enforcement section that they have
noted that  the vast majority of second hand car dealers fail to comply
with the relevant legislation with regard to price indication.

The provisions of the Consumer Affairs
Act (Price Indication) Regulations (S.L.378.09) as well as the provisions
contained in Articles 51A to 51J of the Consumer Affairs Act (Cap. 378) 
are the relevant legislation emanating from EU Directives.  The Price Indication Regulations legally requires
 traders who offer goods for sale on a retail basis to indicate the prices
in an unambiguous, easily identifiable and clearly legible manner. 
 Articles 51A to 51J of the Consumer Affairs Act constitute the
transposition to Malta's legislation of the Unfair Commercial Practices
Directive.  This specifically makes it an unfair commercial practice to
omit material information including the price of the product. The Price
Indication Regulations and the Consumer Affairs Act are being attached for ease
of reference.

The MCCAA informed the GRTU that they
have the power to enforce but they asked the GRTU to bring the issue to the
attention of its members in the Used Car Dealers sector and that their
immediate compliance is required to avoid the institution of the proceedings
(criminal and administrative) as established by the law.

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