US Federal trade commission adopts right to repair policy

FTC published report on “anti-competitive repair restrictions in the month of May influenced president joe biden to release an executive order to create new Right to Repair rules.

As per the latest report, FTC has unanimously voted for a new policy statement that’s looking to restore “Right to Repair for small businesses, workers, consumers, and government entities.”

FTC’s new update on its website says, “The Federal Trade Commission today unanimously voted to ramp up law enforcement against repair restrictions that prevent small businesses, workers, consumers, and even government entities from fixing their own products. The policy statement adopted today is aimed at manufacturers’ practices that make it extremely difficult for purchasers to repair their products or shop around for other service providers to do it for them. By enforcing against restrictions that violate antitrust or consumer protection laws, the Commission is taking important steps to restore the right to repair.”

FTC in it’s earlier report mentioned about “how manufacturers preventing or limiting the right to repair hurt consumers and small businesses”. This approval from FTC is a big step towards restoring the Right to Repair movement.

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