Sunday, April 08, 2012

Will Lemon Law affect herb sellers?

SINGAPORE: Following the announcement of the Lemon Law, industry players said stores selling traditional Chinese herbs may face a rise in operating costs.

Top-grade Cordyceps cost up to S$130,000 per kilogramme.

When the Lemon Law takes effect in September, consumers buying rare herbs like these will be better protected.

According to new regulations, businesses will have to compensate consumers for goods that present problems within six months of purchase.

The Singapore Chinese Druggists Association (SCDA) said the six-month guarantee is too long.

It is concerned some consumers may take advantage of the new regulations.

The association added many of its members are not able to estimate how the Lemon Law will affect them, as they are unfamiliar with the new laws.

- CNA/wk

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Source From Channel News Asia

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