Joint projects

Joint ICPEN/OECD meetings


ICPEN Since the creation of the ICPEN in 1992, two joint meetings have been organised with the OECD, respectively in (i) Port Douglas, Australia (2003), to discuss the 2003 OECD Guidelines on cross-border fraud, and in (ii) Jeju Island, Korea (2006), focusing on consumer education issues.

On 1 April 2009, a third joint meeting was held at the OECD Headquarters in Paris on electronic commerce. The discussion took place in light of a major review that the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy is carrying out on the effects and effectiveness of the 1999 OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Consumers in the Context of Electronic Commerce. To learn more about the joint meeting in Paris click here.

OECD As part of the review, the joint meeting contributed significantly to the OECD Conference on Empowering e-Consumers: Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Internet Economy, hosted by the US Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C., on 8-10 December 2009. Click here to learn more about the conference.

Discussion focused on (i) trends and recent developments in e-commerce including opportunities and challenges for consumers, (ii) consumer to consumer issues, and (iii) domestic and international law enfocement initiatives and challenges in e-commerce.