Profiles of LAC Consumer Protection Regimes

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.

To see how profiles are organized, click here

Temas Actuales 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.

For relevant 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

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Argentina Brazil Chile
Colombia Costa Rica Dominican Republic
El Salvador Guatemala Honduras
Mexico  Panama  Peru
Uruguay  Venezuela  
  * For a brief overview of the evolution of consumer law in LAC, see this entry in the Temas Blog.
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