Implementation toolkit on legislative actions for consumer protection enforcement
Countries have made significant efforts in recent years to develop domestic, regional
and international frameworks for consumer protection enforcement co-operation across
borders. However, recent work by the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy has shown that
challenges remain in many countries, in particular a lack of legal authority to fully
engage in enforcement co-operation.
This toolkit acts a practical resource for consumer protection enforcement agencies
that do not currently have the domestic legal authority needed for enforcement co-operation
to make the case for obtaining relevant legislative tools. It also provides guidance
to ensure related legislative reforms are fit for purpose.
The toolkit sets out a range of legislative actions countries may take to improve
cross-border enforcement co-operation, covering investigatory powers, enforcement
outcomes and co-operation practices. Its annex addresses operational and legal issues,
and provides concrete examples of cases and legislation from a broad range of both
OECD countries and partner economies.
Published on June 17, 2021
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