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Consumer affairs

Profile

The Consumer Affairs Committee takes the lead in monitoring and influencing several consumer-related issues on the EU's agenda. All initiatives share the goal of creating effective and expedient measures to defend and promote the interests of the consumer and to address the fundamental issue of consumer confidence. The committee aims to create a harmonised balance between industry and the consumer to share the same goal.

Current issues

  • Consumer rights
  • Consumers at the heart of business
  • Implementation of the community acquis
  • Unfair commercial practices
  • Consumer aspects of the Digital Single Market (with the Digital Economy Committee)
  • Collective redress

Sectors represented

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Direct selling
  • Entertainment
  • Chemical
  • Food and consumer products