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Quality Management System confirmed

  The MCCAA has, once again, received confirmation that it implements and maintains an effective quality management system from independent third-parties. The MCCAA provides a wide spectrum of services targeted at different stakeholders,
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The PROSAFE General Assembly hosted in Malta

  Malta hosted the PROSAFE (Product Safety Forum of Europe) General Assembly for European market surveillance officers. The general assembly meets twice a year to discuss issues related to market surveillance and product safety. This
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Withdrawal of an unsafe toy from the local market

  A project undertaken by the Market Surveillance Directorate within the Technical Regulations Division of the MCCAA, has elevated and tested seventeen electrical toys for their safety in accordance with standard EN62115. They were
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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

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

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

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