Minsk, 26 September 2023 (TDI): The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) approved the results of the work of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) achieved during the first year of implementation of the Program of Joint Actions for the Protection of Consumer Rights on September 25.
In this regard, a report was prepared by the EEC on the issue of protection of consumer rights that provided information on the current situation in the field of consumer protection in the EAEU, the results of joint work of member states, and proposals for the implementation of individual activities of the Program.
While speaking about the protection of consumer rights, Viktor Nazarenko, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Minister for Technical Regulation stated, “The program is the first EAEU document aimed at organizing the comprehensive work of countries to implement a coordinated policy in this area.”
The EEC Minister, Viktor Nazarenko also highlighted that all countries of the EAEU are equally involved in the implementation of the Program.
He added that the efforts of EAEU member countries are aimed at maintaining the well-being and safety of the consumer to maintain the stability of the internal market of the EAEU.
EAEU Program of Joint Actions for the Protection of Consumer Rights
The Program of Joint Actions for the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in the field of consumer rights protection was adopted in June 2022 and is valid until 2025.
The government bodies, public organizations, and business circles of the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union take part in the implementation of the Program activities.
Within the framework of the Program, the key areas of joint work of the member states are the creation of an organizational basis for the formation of a mechanism to take into account the interests of consumers.
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The key areas include the development of common approaches of countries in the area of consumer rights, the development of information interaction between authorized bodies, holding joint events aimed at educating citizens, and developing the skills of rational and sustainable consumption.
The creation of mechanisms for resolving cross-border disputes with the participation of consumers is also incorporated within the framework of the Program.
The member countries of EAEU include Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.