Consumer Council attended OECD Committee on Consumer Policy 98th Session in France

Macao Consumer Council participated in the 98th Session of the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy .

Macao Consumer Council participated in the 98th Session of the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy (CCP) held in Paris, France. Committee members assessed and provided comments on the implementation of consumer policy. This relevant information helps the Council to enhance consumer protection work.

The 98th Session of the CCP was held on 23-24 October 2019, at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France. Around 100 participants from over 30 countries and regions, as well as from Consumers International and European Union attended the Session. The focus of the 98th Session is to measure the economic and social impacts of consumer policy. Besides, there were roundtable discussions and sharing sessions on topics such as going digital, consumer data protection and cross-border enforcement cooperation. Representatives from G20, Consumers International and UNTAD updated the Committee regarding their consumer policy development.

President of the Executive Committee of Macao Consumer Council, Wong Hon Neng, met up with Carla Cristina Martins Esteves Barata, Director of International Affairs of the Directorate-General for Consumer Affairs, Portugal (DGC) during the Session and updated her with the Council’s recent work, especially the extension of the case referral platform between consumer organizations in China and Portuguese Speaking countries from Portugal to Brazil. He also introduced the work of Consumer Council to Hugh Stevenson, Chair of the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy; and Yasuko Iwai, Deputy Director for International Affairs Office -Policy Planning Division of Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan.

The OECD Committee on Consumer Policy (CCP) addresses a broad range of consumer issues and helps public authorities enhance the development of effective consumer policies. It does so by carrying out research and analysis, and developing policy guidelines on topics of common interest; exchanging information on current and emerging issues and trends, and examining ways to strengthen policy outcomes, both among governments and with other stakeholders. The Committee, which includes senior consumer policy and enforcement officials from OECD governments, works closely with consumer policy and enforcement officials from OECD non-Members, and experts from civil society and the business community. In addition to its semi-annual meetings, the CCP organises workshops on specific issues in which stakeholders from non-Members often take part.

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