This section contains profiles
– “snapshots” – of the evolving consumer protection laws, regulations, policies and mechanisms
in each country.
The profiles cover mostly the federal dimension, although in countries
where sub-federal jurisdictions play a crucial role (such as Argentina,
Brazil and Mexico), their impact is discussed as appropriate. *
Topic areas covered include restrictions on advertising, sponsorship and other forms of marketing/promotion; bans; compositional
restrictions; marking/labeling requirements; product safety; after-sales service; guarantees; product recalls; import/export
restrictions; abusive contract clauses; consumer redress.
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believes that regulatory regimes cannot be considered in isolation
from the context of the local realities on the ground, so each profile
opens with a brief discussion of the political, governance and economic
realities shaping consumer protection policy in the profiled country.
Profiles also include a handy directory of relevant institutions and
their contact information.
background to these profiles, read The Temas
Blog pages on An Overview of Consumer Law in LAC, the Overview of Consumer Authorities in LAC, and the Overview of Consumer NGOs in LAC