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Update | F-Gases | List of licensed technicians

  The Technical Regulations Division updated the list of licensed technicians under the Fluorinated Greenhouse ...
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Tender Published

  MJEG/MPU/84/2020 - Tender for the Supply, Delivery & Installation, Testing & Commissioning ...
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Update | F-Gases | List of licensed technicians

  The Technical Regulations Division updated the list of licensed technicians under the Fluorinated Greenhouse ...
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Update | Registered biocidal products

  The Technical Regulations Division updated the documents section under the Biocidal Products' page:  ...
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Update | Sanitisers' list against viruses

  The Technical Regulations Division updated the documents section under the Biocidal Products' page:  ...
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Update | Biocidal Products

The Technical Regulations Division updated the following -  Database of Registered Biocidal Products ...
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Updates | Lifts' database & others

  The Technical Regulations Division updated the following -  Documents section under the Biocidal Products' ...
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Notification - ‘Chewable Hair Vitamins’ ®

  NOTIFICATION by the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority, Technical Regulations Division obo ...
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Office for Consumer Affairs | Consultation

  The Office for Consumer Affairs published a public consultation: An Act to amend the Consumer Affairs ...
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Technical Regulations Division | Update

  The Technical Regulations Division uploaded a new page related to the Mutual Recognition Regulation.  ...
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Standards & Metrology Institute | Update

  The Standards & Metrology Institute updated the approved list SM 1400:2013 (Motor Vehicle Body ...
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Extension of Validity of Professional User and Distributor of PPP Certification

  Date: 14.04.2020 Subject: Extension of Validity of Professional User and Distributor of Plant Protection ...
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Technical Regulations Division | Updates

  The Technical Regulations Division updated the database of Registered Biocidal Products in Malta.  ...
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Press Release

  Following reports in the media that paracetamol of the brand Crescent has seen a sharp increase in ...
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Technical Regulations Division | Updates

  The Technical Regulations Division updated the following - Database of Registered Biocidal Products ...
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MCCAA Online Services

  The MCCAA would like to remind the public that we are available online. Our services are available ...
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Cancelled package holidays

  In these past few weeks, many people have had their holidays cancelled due to the current pandemic ...
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Filing of Concentration Notification Forms

  In view of the current extraordinary situations, the Office for Competition is now operating by remote ...
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Package Travel | Temporary measures

  The MCCAA would like to inform consumers that, in an effort to secure rights to a refund for all effected ...
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Office for Competition | Statement

  The European Commission and the Competition authorities across all Member states and in the European ...
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Some Standards are Now Available for FREE!

  The MCCAA is joining National Standards Bodies across Europe to provide a set of standards related ...
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Guidance for Hand Sanitisers

  In view of the local COVID-19 outbreak, cleaning and disinfection of hands is important more than ever ...
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Database of Registered Biocidal Products in Malta Updated

  The Technical Regulations Division updated the database of Registered Biocidal Products in Malta.  ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition of Joint Control by MSC Cruises SA of Palumbo Malta ...
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Public Consultation

  The MCCAA has set up a technical committee to revise the standard on public playgrounds. This revised ...
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Opening of a Phase II Investigation

  As announced by the Office for Competition on 19 February 2020, the Office for Competition decided ...
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Coronavirus: Consumers’ rights in case of package holiday or flight cancellations

  UPDATE 26.03.2020: Package Travel | Temporary measures The MCCAA would like to inform consumers that, ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition of Stars Group Inc. by Flutter Entertainment plc. ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition of Power Plus Trading Limited by Daystar Holdings ...
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Opening of a Phase II Investigation

  Office for Competition started a phase II investigation on the proposed concentration between Retail ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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Litigation

  Decision of the Office for Competition finding resale price maintenance, issued in October 2016 becomes ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves The Joint Venture between Atlas Insurance PCC Limited, GasanMamo ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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‘DIY Slime’ recalled from the local market

  The Market Surveillance Directorate within the Technical Regulations Division of the Malta Competition ...
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The MCCAA welcomes Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Julia Farrugia Portelli

  The MCCAA welcomes Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Julia Farrugia Portelli and Parliamentary ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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Office for Competition : Decisions

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition by Brown’s Pharma Limited.  The decision can be ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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Appreciation | Ing. F. Farrugia

  Ing. F. Farrugia will be remembered for his contribution towards National Standards and Quality Assurance. ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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MCCAA announces ‘Premju Servizz bi Tbissima 2019’ winners

  The MCCAA announced the winners of the fifth edition of Premju Servizz bi Tbissima at an awards night ...
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PRODUCT RECALL: Peeled Broad Beans in 450g packs of the brand ‘Mill-Kċina taz-Zija’

  In accordance with the Pesticides Control Act, the MCCAA, would like to inform the public of the product ...
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Strategic training collaboration between the MCCAA and the University of Malta

  The MCCAA and the University of Malta are working together through a strategic collaboration on training. ...
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Office for Competition : Decisions

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition of Velprint Ltd by Giov. Muscat Co Ltd. The decision ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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Bilateral meetings between the MCCAA and the University of Bari

  A courtesy visit was paid to His Excellency the Ambassador of Italy to Malta, Mario Sommartino, during ...
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Competition Authority of the Republic of Albania

  Representatives of the Competition Authority of the Republic of Albania visit Malta Members of the ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition of La Poste SA by Caisse des dépôts et Consignations. ...
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Thomas Cook ceases operations: Guidance to affected travellers

  In view of Thomas Cook’s insolvency, the MCCAA would like to offer some guidance to the affected travellers. ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition by Quad US BidCo Inc.                 The decision ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition by Argus Group Holdings Ltd. The decision can be ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition by Redbird Parent Holdings Inc. The decision can ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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Public Warning Statement against Beauty Bar Venofye (Valletta) – Miro (Meir) Assouline

  The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Statement in accordance with Article ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition by CKV Central Limited.  The decision can be found ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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  Stqarrija | Segretarjat Parlamentari għall-Biedja, Sajd u Drittijiet tal-Annimali flimkien mal-MCCAA ...
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Public Warning Statement against Dario Azzopardi - 3 Group

  The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this public statement in accordance with Article ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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Pesticide residue testing for produce available in Malta

Safeguarding consumers   Plant Protection Products or as better known ‘pesticides’, cover a wide range ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition by HID Corporation Limited.  The decision can be ...
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Press Release | Office for Competition

  The Office for Competition refers to the recent announcement from Malta Dairy Products Ltd (Benna) ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations, 2002 published in Legal Notice ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Joint Venture between M&Z Group Limited and BPM Limited. ...
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Check your domestic gas regulators

  The MCCAA noted that Gas regulators intended for butane have been placed on the market and most often ...
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5th edition of ‘Premju Servizz bi Tbissima’

  The 5th edition of ‘Premju Servizz bi Tbissima’ was launched by the MCCAA at St George’s Square, Valletta. ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of Regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations 2002, published in the Legal ...
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REMINDER: Unsafe swimming floats

  REMINDER: Unsafe swimming floats withdrawn from the local market The MCCAA would like to remind the ...
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PRODUCT RECALL: Dunlop Travel Hair Dryer 1200W

  The MCCAA would like to inform the public of the product recall that the manufacturer has made regarding ...
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‘SIMBA’ Space Gas Heaters Model NY-F138

  The MCCAA has come across Space Gas Heaters which were for sale for the last years with the Brand ‘SIMBA’ ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition of Joint Control by Oaktree Capital Management ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition by Dea Capital Alternative Funds s.g.r. S.p.A. ...
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Product Warning Statement: Oyster DuoFix i-Size base

  The MCCAA would like to inform the public of a test failure concerning the Oyster DuoFix i-Size base. ...
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ECHA Submission portal now available

  The MCCAA is glad to announce that the first release of the ECHA Submission portal for poison centres ...
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Office for Competition: Decision

  The Office for Competition approves Centerbridge Partners L.P.'s Acquisition of Certain Software ...
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MCCAA signed UNECE Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards

  MCCAA Chairperson Ing. Helga Pizzuto, on behalf of the National Standards Body of Malta, signed the ...
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Public Warning Statement against Philip Fenech

  The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Statement in accordance with Article ...
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The MCCAA Gozo branch has officially opened its doors to the public

  The Authority’s branch in Gozo is now officially open to the public. The Minister for Gozo Justyne ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of Regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations 2002, published in the Legal ...
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Price reductions on 29 medicines

  Price reductions on 29 medicines and introduction of new 14 generic medicines and 23 medicinal products ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of Regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations 2002, published in the Legal ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of Regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations 2002, published in the Legal ...
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Fisher Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper Recall

  The MCCAA would like to inform the public of a recall concerning the Fisher Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper. ...
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Safety of Gas Cylinders, Related Accessories and Gaseous Appliances

  | Sigurtà taċ-ċilindri tal-gass, aċċesorji relatati u tagħmir tal-gass |   Following a joint statement ...
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Public Warning Statement against Justin Buttigieg – Reboot (Gozo)

  The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Statement in accordance with Article ...
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Cot mattress safety

  The Market Surveillance Directorate within the Technical Regulations Division of the MCCAA would like ...
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2019 World Consumer Rights Day Conference

  The MCCAA organised a conference on ‘Trusted Smart Products’ to mark this year’s World Consumer Rights ...
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Baby products which pose a serious risk

  Baby products which pose a serious risk to consumers found on the local market As part of the Prosafe ...
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National Action Plan for Sustainable Use of Pesticides

  The MCCAA publishes a consultation document on Malta’s National Action Plan for Sustainable Use of ...
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TVM interview on safety of gas cylinders

  English version: Avoid an accident: How can you tell if you have a gas leak? Maltese version: Evita ...
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Press Release issued by the MCCAA & REWS

  Following three incidents potentially involving gas cylinder during the last few days, both the MCCAA ...
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Dear Michael, we lost you, but we will never forget you...

  The Authority has lost one of its long-standing Directors Ing. Michael Cassar, Director Market Surveillance ...
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Quality Management System confirmed

  The MCCAA has, once again, received confirmation that it implements and maintains an effective quality ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Unsafe juicer bottles can scald you

  The Market Surveillance Directorate within the Technical Regulations Division of the MCCAA has encountered ...
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TVM interview on consumer rights during sales

  English version: Business is quiet – people no longer flocking to January sales Maltese version: Ħwienet ...
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TVM interview on inspections by the Metrology Directorate

  English version: When filling vehicle with fuel pay attention to price, not only to the meter  Maltese ...
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L-Għażla Magazine | 10th issue

  The MCCAA has recently published the 10th issue of l-Għażla Magazine. The main purpose of l-Għażla ...
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TVM interview on consumer complaints & consumer rights

  English version: Over 750 complaints were lodged by consumers this year Maltese version: Din is-sena ...
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Check your Christmas lights now, do not leave it to chance!

  Each year we see more and more variations of Christmas lights. The MCCAA is hereby reminding consumers ...
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Public Warning Statement against Draz's Dinghy Boats

  The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Statement in accordance with Article ...
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Public Warning Statement against NG Racing

  The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Statement in accordance with Article ...
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Malta and Albania sign an MoU on cooperation

  The MCCAA and the Competition Authority of the Republic of Albania have entered into a memorandum of ...
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“Premju Servizz bi Tbissima 2018”

“Premju Servizz bi Tbissima 2018” winners announced by the MCCAA The Malta Competition and Consumer ...
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The MCCAA continues to improve its services

  The MCCAA continues to improve its services through user-friendly online systems During a press conference ...
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Public Warning Statement against Eman Zammit

  The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Statement in accordance with Article ...
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Price reductions on 23 medicines

  Parl. Secretary Deo Debattista announces price reductions on 23 medicines & 5 medical devices Parliamentary ...
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The MCCAA to set up an office in Gozo

The Ministry for Gozo and the MCCAA signed a Service Level Agreement, leading the Authority to open ...
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Energy labelling: New obligation

  Energy labelling: New obligation as from 1st January 2019 applicable to Importers, Authorised Representatives ...
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Public Warning Statement against Wayne Cassar

  The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Statement in accordance with Article ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of Regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations 2002, published in the Legal ...
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Laser pointers found on the local market

  The Technical Regulations Division (TRD) within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority ...
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Public Warning Statement against Mr Charles Agius

  The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Statement in accordance with Article ...
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Public Warning Statement against A.P.C.

  The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Warning Statement in accordance with ...
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Barrel-O-Slime: Dangerous for children

The MCCAA, is withdrawing from the market the slime (shown in the photo attached). This is because it ...
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Press Release by the Office for Competition

  The Office for Competition refers to reports in the media whereby it is being stated that there was ...
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Public Warning Statement against Mr Peter Farrugia

The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Statement in accordance with Article ...
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Testing of pesticides in food

  Malta is testing more than double the average at EU-level Different fruit and vegetables and products ...
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Dangerous 'Superglue' for consumers

  The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA), has withdrawn from the market the product ...
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Ċertifikazzjoni ta’ eċċellenza

Ċertifikazzjoni ta’ eċċellenza għaċ-Ċentru tal-Lingwa Mitkellma Iċ-Ċentru tal-Lingwa Mitkellma, Speech ...
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Unsafe novelty lighters withdrawn

  Unsafe novelty lighters withdrawn from the local market Recently, the MCCAA found a number of novelty ...
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New legislative package for European consumers

New legislative package for European consumers discussed in Malta The European Commission Representation ...
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Office for Competition - Decision

  The Office for Competition approves the Joint Venture between V.J. Salomone Marketing Limited and Vivian ...
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Public Warning Statement against 3 Repairs/ 3 Group

  The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Statement in accordance with Article ...
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Office for Competition - Decision

  The Office for Competition accepts commitments from St Edward’s College and In Design (Malta) Limited ...
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REACH 2018 Registration Deadline

  Back in January 2018, the MCCAA organised an information session for those who manufacture or import ...
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Online shopping awareness sessions launched

  The Malta Communications Authority, the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority, and the European ...
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Premju Servizz bi Tbissima 2018 Press Launch

  “This competition gives consumers and business owners the opportunity to strengthen their relationship. ...
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Notification of Concentration

  In terms of Regulation 5(4) of the Control of Concentrations Regulations 2002, published in the Legal ...
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Statement issued by the DG - Consumer Affairs

  With reference to the Public Warning Statement issued yesterday, the 14th of May, the Director General ...
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Information session on CE marking and Rapex

MEUSAC and the MCCAA will be organising an information session on the ‘CE Marking and RAPEX’.   The affixing ...
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4th project on toys undertaken by PROSAFE

A number of 17 countries took part in the project. In total, 255 plasticised toys (mainly plastic dolls, ...
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Public Warning Statement against Pierre Camilleri

The Director General (Consumer Affairs) hereby issues this Public Statement in accordance with Article ...
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The MCCAA signs new collective agreement

The MCCAA, the General Workers’ Union (GWU), and the Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin - Voice of the Workers ...
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The MCCAA launches its new Corporate Identity

On Thursday 12th April 2018, the MCCAA launched its new corporate identity. The presentation of the new ...
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Price reductions for 23 medicines

“For the second time in nine months we are announcing price reductions for a number of medicines and ...
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World Consumer Rights Day half-day conference

  This year’s World Consumer Rights Day conference organised by the MCCAA focused on how consumers can ...
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Unsafe swimming floats withdrawn from the local market

The Market Surveillance Directorate, within the Technical Regulations Division of the MCCAA, has withdrawn ...
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Information session on REACH

The Technical Regulations Division within the MCCAA organised an information session for those who manufacture ...