Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Who is a supplier?

According to the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act, a supplier is one who in the course of his business:

·         Provides goods or services to consumers
·         Manufactures, assembles or produces goods
·         Promotes the use or purchase of goods or services
·     Receives or is entitled to receive money or other consideration as a result of the provision of goods or services to consumers

This definition of “supplier” also includes any employee or agent of the supplier.

Regardless of the type of Civil-dispute you face, GJC lawyers will fight for you and see your case through to verdict.

How should I go about claiming for product liability from suppliers?

The right to claim against a supplier or seller arises when the supplier has breached a term of the contract. The terms of the contract can either be negotiated or implied. The implied terms of the contract are generally governed by four major legislations:

       i.        Sale of Goods Act (Cap. 393)
      ii.        Supply of Goods Act (Cap. 394)
     iii.        Unfair Contract Terms Act (Cap. 396)
    iv.        Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act (Cap. 52)

For legislations (i) and (ii), it applies to all contracts pertaining to sale of goods. As for legislation (iii), it governs exclusion or limitation of liability clauses within contracts while legislation (iv) protects the consumer against unfair commercial practices.

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