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Committee on Consumer Policy (CCP)
Chair:   
Mr. Michael Jenkin   
(Canada)
Vice-Chairs:   
Ms. Ann Bounds   
(Australia)
Ms. Anja Peltonen   
(Finland)
Ms. Nicole Nespoulous   
(France)
Mr. Makoto KURAUCHI   
(Japan)
Mr. Graham Branton   
(United Kingdom)
Mr. Hugh Stevenson   
(United States)
Members:   
Open to all Member countries 
Participants:   
India   
Colombia   
Egypt   
Date of creation:
12th November 1969
Duration:
31st December 2014

Mandate:    Resolution of the Council concerning the renewal of the mandate of the Committee on Consumer Policy [C(2001)239/REV1 and C/M(2001)22, item 386]

 

   Resolution of the Council concerning the renewal and modification of the mandate of the Committee on Consumer Policy [C(2004)170 and C/M(2004)24, item 309]

 

   Resolution of the Council concerning the renewal and modification of the mandate of the Committee on Consumer Policy [C(2009)136, C(2009)136/CORR1 and C/M(2009)22, item 279]

 

 

 

Resolution of the Council [C(2009)136 & CORR1 and C/M(2009)22, item 279]

 

   THE COUNCIL,

   Having regard to the Rules of Procedure of the Organisation;

   Having regard to the Resolution of the Council of 12 November 1969 establishing a Committee on Consumer Policy [C(69)143];

   Having regard to the Resolutions of the Council of 18 July 1972, 22 July 1977, 1 October 1982, 10 July 1987, 25 June 1992, 18-19 and 22-23 December 1997, 10 December 1998, 26 November 2001 and 10 November 2004 concerning the continuation of the Committee on Consumer Policy [C(72)132(Final), C(77)134(Final), C(82)121(Final), C(87)116(Final), C(92)116/FINAL, C(97)197/FINAL, C(98)199/FINAL, C(2001)239/REV1 and C(2004)170];

   Having regard to the conclusions of the October 1998 Ottawa Ministerial conference “A Borderless World: Realising the Potential of Global Electronic Commerce”, and in particular to the Ministerial Declaration on Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce adopted by Ministers at this Conference [Annex 2 to C(98)177], and to the OECD Action Plan for Electronic Commerce which was endorsed by Ministers, SG/EC(98)10/REV5];

   Having regard to the Recommendation of the Council Concerning Guidelines for Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce [C(99)184/FINAL];

   Having regard to the Recommendation of the Council Concerning Guidelines for Protecting Consumers from Fraudulent and Deceptive Commercial Practices Across Borders [C(2003)116];

   Having regard to the Recommendation of the Council on Consumer Dispute Resolution and Redress [C(2007)74];

   Having regard to the 2008 Seoul Ministerial Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy [C(2008)99] and to the OECD report on Shaping Policies for the Future of the Internet Economy;

   Having regard to the proposed revision of the mandate of the Committee on Consumer Policy [C(2009)136 and C(2009)136/CORR1];

   Considering the economic and social importance of a broad‑based consumer policy in Member countries and the latter's close relationship with general economic and trade policies;

   Considering the need to minimise economic costs to consumers and to facilitate the integration of consumer policy considerations into economic and other policy areas;

   Considering the need to improve the functioning of markets, encourage the development of a global marketplace for consumers, including through the use of new electronic media, and to provide effective protection to consumers;

   Considering the importance of collaborating with other relevant subsidiary bodies of the OECD;

   Considering that the implementation of such a policy would be encouraged by exchanges of information and experience, discussions, and law enforcement and policy co‑operation between Member countries, as well as co-operation with other international organisations and non-Members ;

   DECIDES:

I.   Mandate

   The mandate of the Committee on Consumer Policy is:

1.   To examine questions relating to consumer policy and law in Member countries and within international and regional organisations and to contribute to the further development and strengthening of co-operation between Member countries in policy development and law enforcement.

 

2.   To examine and help develop, in particular, consumer trust in the global digital economy, to participate in and encourage the development of the principles which should govern an efficient, transparent and fair global marketplace for consumers, and to develop mechanisms for the implementation of these principles and for the effective enforcement of consumer laws on line and across borders.

 

3.   To examine issues of consumer policy and safety, particularly those concerning international trade or the development of a global marketplace for consumers.

 

4.   To collaborate closely with other relevant subsidiary bodies of the OECD.

 

5.   To consult with the advisory bodies to OECD, BIAC and TUAC, consumer organisations such as Consumers International, the private sector, academia and other international organisations, including the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN).

 

6.   To encourage the development and use of relevant quantitative information in consumer policy deliberations, to facilitate overall policy coherence through the inclusion of consumer policy considerations in other policy areas, and to engage in outreach to non-Members.

 

II.   Expiry of the mandate

   The mandate of the Committee on Consumer Policy shall expire on 31 December 2014.

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