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CPB backs provincial centres to hear gripes

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The Consumer Protection Board (CPB) will ask the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to approve its proposal to set up a national consumer protection body folding all state agencies into one centre. 

If approved, the National Consumer Protection Centre (NCPC) would consist of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (Tist) and the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD), said CPB secretary-general Ampol Wongsiri.

The Public Health Ministry currently overseas the FDA, while Tist comes under the Industry Ministry and the CPPD is controlled by the Royal Thai Police.

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