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III. Resources furnished by government offices and entities of the federal, state, municipal and public administration, and by the government of the Federal District;

IV. Income received from the services it may provide, under the terms set out by the law on the topic; and

V. Other assets it may acquire by means of any other legal title.

ARTICLE 24.- The Agency shall have the following authorities:

I. To promote and protect consumers' rights, as well as to implement the measures required to favor fairness and legal certainty in relationships between suppliers and consumers;

II. To secure and represent the interests of consumers by exercising the actions, remedies, processes or formalities required;

III. To represent consumers either individually or collectively, before jurisdictional and administrative authorities, and before suppliers.

IV. To gather, draft, process, and release objective information so that consumers may know better the goods and services offered in the market;

V. To prepare and carry out consumption educational programs, as well as outreaching and orientation programs regarding the subject-matter of this Law;

VI. To direct industry and commerce regarding the needs and problems of consumers;

VII. To carry out and support analyses, studies, and research in matters of consumer protection;

VIII. To promote and directly carry out, if applicable, educational and training programs related to the contents of this Law, and to provide advisory services to consumers and suppliers;

IX. To promote new or better systems and mechanisms so that consumers may have easy access to goods and services, under improved market conditions;

IX bis.- To promote, in collaboration with the Ministry, the preparation, release, and use of a code of ethics for suppliers incorporating the principles set forth in this Law regarding the transactions they carry out with consumers via electronic or optical means, or through any other technology;

X. To act as expert and advisor in matters of quality of goods and services, and to carry out studies related thereto;

XI. To execute covenants with suppliers and consumers, and with their organizations, in order to achieve the purposes of this Law;

XII. To execute cooperative covenants and agreements with federal, state and municipal authorities, and with the government of the Federal District and government-controlled entities, for the benefit of consumers; as well as inter-institutional agreements with other countries, pursuant to the relevant laws;

XIII. To surveil and verify that the provisions related to prices and fees fixed by or recorded with an authority with competent jurisdiction are observed, and to cooperate with other authorities legally empowered to inspect prices in order to achieve an efficient protection of the interests of consumers and, thereby, prevent duplicating duties;

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