Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB), a non-govt. non-political and non-profit voluntary consumer organization, was founded in February, 1978 at the initiation of some dedicated residents in Dhaka who were imbued with the ideas of consumerism, a movement that already took shape in many advanced countries in Europe and America. Primarily started as a social group to protect consumers from commodity adulteration and artificial price-hike it has gradually widened its scope to establish and safeguard consumers’ rights and interests in social, economic, health and environmental issues.
CAB is one of the key members of the National Consumer Rights Protection Council under Ministry of Commerce. It is also represented in the Executive Council of Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institute (BSTI). Besides, CAB is also represented in many government committees at national level including Ministry of Industries, Technical and Divisional Committees of Standard formulation of BSTI, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Food, Ministry of Communication, Ministry of Health etc.
To make people aware of their rights and responsibilities as consumers and motivate them to be active and vocal against violation of those rights.