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White Paper on Consumer Affairs 2015 [Summary]

Part 1 Today’s consumer issues and consumers’ behavior⁄attitude

Chapter 1 [Feature] Globalization and consumer issues

Section 4 International collaboration and cooperation on consumer administration

The OECD has carried out consumer awareness-raising campaigns on product safety, etc
  • Japan is an actively participating in the activities of the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy (CCP).
  • The Working Party on Consumer Product Safety of CCP carried out International Awareness Week on Button Battery Safety in June, 2014 and Global Awareness-raising Campaign on Laundry Detergent Capsules/packets in March, 2015. Consumer product safety authorities worldwide participated in the campaign and carried out consumer education and awareness-raising.
Enhancing bilateral/multilateral collaboration/cooperation with China, South Korea, Vietnam, etc.
  • The 6th Consultative Meeting on Consumer Policy among China, Japan and Korea (Director General-level meeting) was held in July 2014.
  • The three countries discussed consumer problems of elderly people and closer trilateral collaboration in consumer consultation on cross-border trade.
  • Japan implements development cooperation to Vietnam in the enhancement of consumer protection administration by dispatching experts and offering training courses.

Global Awareness-raising Campaign on Laundry Detergent Capsules⁄packets

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