Government Ordinance No. 21 of 1992 on Consumer Protection

Romania

(amended through 2007)

Government Ordinance No. 21 of 1992 on Consumer Protection (Ordonata Guvernului Nr. 21/1992 Privind Protectia Consumatorilor) was the first legal act to protect consumers from unfair practices of merchants in Romania. It allows registered nongovernmental agencies to protect consumer rights, and to develop and implement projects for consumer education and information. These associations may also represent consumer interest before the courts.

This ordinance was later amended by Government Emergency Ordinance No. 174 of 2008 which can be found under “Related Amendments.”

DISCLAIMER: Due to the fact that an English translation was unavailable for this law, information for this summary has been taken from secondary sources and not from review of the actual legal text.