World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD 2018)

Myanmar Consumers Union (MCU) participated in Celebration of World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) organized by Department of Consumer Affairs (DOCA), Ministry of Commerce at Horizon Lake View Resort, Nay Pyi Taw on March 15, 2018. H.E.U Than Myint, Union Minister of Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and group opened the WCRD ceremony.

30 MCU members including MCU Patrons, MCU President, MCU EC Members, and Members from Yangon, Naypyitaw and Mawlamyaing participated the ceremony. Myanmar Consumers Union displayed posters and photos of consumer rights, and consumer protection activities, and WCRD themes campaign photos at MCU’s booth in the WCRD exhibition. Secretary of MCU, U Maung Maung was also one of the panelist in the panel discussion on consumer protection. MCU also distributed Myanmar Consumer Report in Myanmar version to visitors and participants of WCRD.

Myanmar Consumers Union has celebrated World Consumer Rights Day since March 15, 2013 and this year is MCU’s 6th time celebration of WCRD. MCU celebrated WCRD with themes issued from Consumers International as follows:

World Consumer Rights Day Themes

WCRD-2108: “Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer” (6th time – Naypyitaw with DOCA)
WCRD-2017: “Building A Digital World Consumer Can Trust” (5th time – IBC, Pyay Road)
WCRD-2016: “Antibiotics off the Menu” (4th time – CBC, New University Avenue Road)
WCRD-2015: “Healthy Diets” (3rd time – Yangon City Hall)
WCRD-2014: “Fix Our Phone Rights” (2nd time – Myanmar Peace Center)
WCRD-2013: “Consumer Justice Now” (1st time – Sakawa Hall, Diamond Condo)



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