trade description

trade description

an indication, direct or indirect and by whatever means, given of a range of matters relating to goods, such as their quality, size, fitness for purpose, and history. Such have been controlled for some time but comprehensive control began with the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. A false trade description is one that is false to a material degree, and to make such constitutes an offence. A misleading trade description is deemed to be a false trade description. It is a defence to show that the commission of the offence was due to another person and that all reasonable precautions were taken to prevent the offence. The Act protects consumers by utilizing the criminal law in support of the civil law.
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According to the TDO, "trade description", in relation to goods, refers to an indication, direct or indirect, and in whatever form and by whatever means (including verbal), with respect to goods or any part of the goods, including the method of manufacture, production and processing, or the previous ownership or use.
In February we reported how the Birmingham firm was fined pounds 12,000 by magistrates after admitting six trade description offences.
Hong Kong Customs today (November 27) arrested a male owner of a renovation company suspected of having applied a false trade description to the service supplied, in contravention of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO).
Barkley Maine admitted six trade description offences of "recklessly making statements which were false".
Under the TDO, any person who supplies goods with a false trade description in the course of trade or business, or in possession of any goods for sale with a false trade description, commits an offence.
Cordelia Lazarus-Keene, aged 29, of Caludon Road, Stoke, Coventry, 10 charges of applying a false trade description to vehicles, fined pounds 1,750 and ordered to pay compensation of pounds 100.
A mobile phone retailer was fined $3,000 and ordered to offer the victim $999 compensation today (August 11) at Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts for supplying smartphones with a false trade description, contravening the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO).
Hong Kong Customs today (April 19) arrested a male director and a salesman of a ginseng and dried seafood shop suspected of engaging in unfair trade practices involving a false trade description in the sale of Herba Dendrobii, in contravention of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO).
Foster, former fiance of buxom beauty Samantha Fox, got the maximum sentence after being found guilty of plotting to supply the Deakin Diet with a false trade description.
A learning centre was fined $3,000 today (April 6) at Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts for applying a false trade description to the service supplied, in contravention of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO).
Under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO), any person who supplies goods with a false trade description in the course of trade or business, or is in possession of any goods for sale with a false trade description, commits an offence.
It''s an idea that capitalises on the current trend, complies with trade description acts and above all, would give punters who have the habit of backing the wrong animals a sense of wicked satisfaction as they tuck into their meaty fare.