The Consumer Protection Law of Costa Rica
The Consumer Protection Law of Costa Rica, Law No. 7472 protects the consumer in Costa Rica. The Consumer Protection Law has accompanying regulations. The Regulations to the law set out the actual procedures for implementing and applying the Consumer Protection Law of Costa Rica.
What does the Consumer Protection Law of Costa Rica do ?
The aim of this law is to protect the rights and legitimate interests of the consumers. The law protects and promotes the process of free competition. It does so by preventing, monopolies , monopolistic practices and other restrictions on the operation of an efficient free market. The law also attempts to eliminate unnecessary regulations that would hinder economic activities.
Who is in charge of Consumer Protection ?
The governmental agency that is in charge of overseeing consumer protection in Costa Rica is the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEIC). This government office is located in the capital city of San Jose.
You can see the full text of the law in Spanish below. The governmental agency that is in charge of enforcing the Consumer Protection Laws is the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEIC).
The Consumer Protection Law and Regulations
In the section below you will find the full text (in Spanish) of the Costa Rica Consumer Protection Law No. 7472 and the corresponding Regulations to the Consumer Protection Law.
The Consumer Protection Law 7472
The Consumer Protection Regulations
You can review any changes to the above laws and regulations at the Costa Rican Judicial Information center by following the following link to the Consumer Protection Law of Costa Rica.