Consumer Policy Committee
William C. MacLeod
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Why OECD Work on Consumer Policy Matters
The OECD aims at strengthening global cooperation amongst consumer policy and enforcement officials, civil society, and business community to empower consumers in the digital and green transitions by conducting research and awareness-raising initiatives on a range of issues such as consumer protection in e-commerce, sustainable consumption, product safety and others. The Organisation collaborates with bodies such as the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
How Business Engages with the OECD on Consumer PolicyThe private sector perspective provided by our Consumer Policy Committee to the OECD is essential to the development of sound and practical guidance on the topic, especially on product safety, cross-border cooperation, behavioural insight, and new technologies. Our Consumer Policy Committee members meet on an ad-hoc basis several times a year, participate as a delegation twice a year in the related CD meetings, and will engage in the upcoming OECD Consumer Policy Ministerial meeting in 2024.
Our 2024 Priorities
- Support consumer protection policies enabling growth, innovation, and competition
- Advancing consumer product safety principles
- Enabling trustworthy e-commerce for all
- Increase private sector engagement with the OECD/international organisations
- Empowering consumers in the digital economy
Our Engagement with OECD Bodies
- OECD Consumer Policy Committee
- OECD Working Party on Consumer Product Safety
- OECD Advisory Group on Dark Commercial Patterns