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Unsafe novelty lighters withdrawn from the local market

Recently, the MCCAA found a number of novelty lighters on the Maltese market. A novelty lighter is a lighter that has a feature which makes it more appealing to children. One of the properties of a novelty lighter is its shape as seen
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New legislative package for European consumers discussed in Malta

The European Commission Representation in Malta, in collaboration with the MCCAA, organised a Consumer Dialogue event at Europa House in Valletta. Since marketplaces are changing fast, last April, the European Commission adopted a
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Office for Competition - Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Joint Venture between V.J. Salomone Marketing Limited and Vivian Corporation Limited. The decision can be found in the concentration decisions page.  
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Office for Competition

  ‘Promoting sound competitive practices to further the attainment and maintenance of well-functioning markets for the benefit of consumers and economic operators’. Competition is the driving force of a market economy. It encourages price and cost reductions, innovation and improvement in quality. The Office for Competition was assigned with the task of protecting competition back in 1995 with the coming into force of the Competition Act. Since then the Competition Act has been significantly am...more

Standards and Metrology Institute

The Standardization Directorate of the Standards and Metrology Institute (SMI) is a Maltese independent body set up under the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs (MCCAA) Act (ACT No. VI of 2011) entrusted with the coordination of standardization and related activities at various corporate, national, regional and international levels.  Its main functions are to make, adopt and publish standards in relation to any class, category or type of products and/or services. The Standardization Director...more

Office for Consumer Affairs

The Office for Consumer Affairs’ guiding principle is the promotion and protection of consumer rights and welfare. This objective is mainly achieved by fostering a balanced relationship between consumers and traders. Through continuous education and information this Office empowers consumers to deal in the best possible way with the problems they encounter during their purchases. On the other hand, traders and service providers are encouraged to adopt commercial practices that benefit consumers ...more

Technical Regulations Division

The setting up of the MCCAA absorbed the responsibilities previously covered under the remit of the Malta Standards Authority, which have now been assigned to two entities, namely the Technical Regulations Division and the Standards and Metrology Institute.  The Technical Regulations Division is responsible for all legislation issued by virtue of the Product Safety Act (Cap. 427), the Pesticides Control Act (Cap. 430) and the Food Safety Act (Cap. 449). Furthermore, the Division is the authorit...more