27 November – 1 December 2017 Rabat, Morocco: IT Analysis, Fact finding Mission to the Consumer Protection Directorate
IT Analysis, Fact finding Mission to the Consumer Protection Directorate
In its resolution 70/186 of 22 December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly mandated UNCTAD to conduct voluntary peer reviews of national consumer protection policies of Member States, as implemented by consumer protection authorities.
The second session of the Intergovernmental group of experts on consumer protection law and policy discussed the framework for conducting such reviews (TD/B/C.I/CPLP/6) and Morocco volunteered to be the first country to be reviewed.
UNCTAD is conducting the fact-finding mission for the Voluntary Peer Review of Morocco from 27 November to 1 December 2017 and meeting with all relevant stakeholders comprising public and private institutions.
The Direction of Consumer Protection, Market Surveillance and Quality of the Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy is the consumer protection authority undergoing review. It has organized a busy calendar of meetings to assess the strengths and identify weaknesses of Morocco’s consumer protection framework.
UNCTAD will prepare a background report for the Voluntary Peer Review on Consumer Protection Law and Policy of Morocco, which will take place at the third session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy from 9 to 10 July 2018.