The Consumer Protection organization was started work in the Republic of Uzbekistan after the adoption of the Law “On protection of consumer rights” on 26 April 1996 by the “Oliy Majlis” of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
In 1997, a group of citizens was formed in the form of a Consumer Protection Society in the Shayxontoxur district in the capital of Uzbekistan to protect the population of Uzbekistan from poor quality products and services and in 1999, the Republican Consumer Rights Protection Society was registered. At the same time, regional societies were established in seven regions of the country.
In 2000, in the extraordinary second forum of the Society of consumer rights protection, the organization was called the “Federation of societies on consumer rights protection of Uzbekistan”.
In June 2000, the Consumers’ Rights Protection Association, operating in 11 regions of the Republic, united into the Unified Federation.
In November 2002, the “Design, Examination and Assessment” enterprise was established under the Federation of societies on Consumers’ Rights Protection.
Due to the efforts of active consumers, this public organization was given special attention by the government and on November 28, 2002, 414th decision were adopted on “Expansion of Public Participation in the Protection of Consumers’ Rights” by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in order to support them.
At the same time, this decision was approved by the organizational structure of the Consumer Protection Organizations and the Executive Body of the Federation of societies on Consumer rights protection. On 17 January 2003, the third Constituent Conference of the Federation united the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the city of Tashkent and the 12 regions associations. The Federation of societies on Consumer rights Protection of Uzbekistan is a member of the International Conference of Consumers’ Societies since December 2004
The Federation of Societies on Consumer rights Protection of Uzbekistan and its territorial associations and local societies have been operating on the basis of the number of 414 decision that was registered in November 28, 2002,”Expansion of Public Participation in the Protection of Consumers’ Rights” by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the number of 447 decision which was registered that new edition of Federation’s charter by the Ministry of Justice on September 30,2010. At present, the Federation system employs 14 regional associations and 193 district (city) societies.
Their basic tasks:
- Broad dissemination of existing legislation on the protection of consumer rights among the population;
- Implementing measures to protect the rights and interests of the consumer;
- Monitoring of the quality and safety of the consumer goods sold in the domestic market and provide other requirements of the legislation on consumer rights protection;
- Carrying out educational work on improving the population’s consumer culture;
- Working with and co-operative with public administration, civil self-governance bodies, controlling bodies in the creation of sensitive mechanisms for the protection of the rights of consumers
- Monitoring of the quality and safety of the consumer goods sold in the domestic market and providing other requirements of the legislation on consumer rights protection should be approved together with specially authorized state bodies based on the Federation’s plans.