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Actualization of proper transactions | Summary -Part 1 Chapter 4, Section 4-

Part 1 : Today's consumer issues and consumers' behavior/attitude
Chapter 4 : Development of consumer policy
Section 4 : Actualization of proper transactions

Revision of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions

  • The bill to partially revise the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions was approved in the Cabinet and submitted to the Diet (March 4, 2016).
  • The following measures against dishonest businesses were introduced: measures against businesses who act illegally by continually registering new corporations (Consolidation of the Order for prohibition of business); extension of business suspension period; strengthened authority for administrative investigations; strengthened criminal punishments.
  • New provision for sending official notices to the illegal businesses whose whereabouts are unidentified.
  • Consolidation of new provision for administrative actions to protect consumers' interests.
  • Regulations on “excessive sales” were extended to telemarketing sales other than door to-door sales.

etc.

Figure4-4-1 Bill to partially revise the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions

Revision of the Consumer Contract Act

  • The bill to partially revise the Consumer Contract Act was approved in the Cabinet and submitted to the Diet (March 4, 2016).
  • Consumer contracts of excessive contents are newly included as the ground for rescission.
  • The contract clauses that forced consumers to waive their rights to cancel even in the case of default by business operators are void.

etc.

Figure4-4-2 Bill to partially revise the Consumer Contract Act