According to the Act on the Customer Protection these committee on customer protections work in all counties of Hungary and in the capital, to set in order consumer litigations out of court, quick and cheap, as far as possible with producing an arrangement.
The Reconciliation Committee on Consumer Protection functions by the Economic Chambers separated, is a forum to arrange litigations. The committees are runned by the chambers of commerce and industry and the agrarchambers running in the same area. In the county Baranya the Committee on customer protection is operating by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pécs-Baranya.
The Committee on customer protection of Baranya County has at the moment 22 members, one of them is the chairman and one of them the deputy chairman. The charge of the members last three years, and the members can be re-elected. The chairman of the Committee on customer protection of Baranya County is dr. József Bodnár, the deputy chairman is Tibor Leikauf.
The customer (exclusively natural persons) can initiate a process against the undertakings in the case of consumer contracts. These may be litigations of conclusion and fulfilment of contracts: sale contracts, public utility contracts, financial and insurance contracts, performance contracts, travel contracts, building contracts. The litigations, where by the law an another authority is competent, not fall within the Committee’s cognizance.