Department: Consolidated Department of analysis and creating strategic programs
Consumer protection agency under the Antimonopoly committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan signs Memorandum of Understanding with
the Korea Consumer Agency and completes “Specializing and Improving Consumer Affairs in Uzbekistan” project
On 29th of June 2021, Director of the Consumer protection agency under the Antimonopoly committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan Elmurat Khaitmetov and the Vice President of the Korea Consumer Agency Mr. Jang Duck Jin held an online ceremony to sign a Memorandum of understanding between organizations and celebrate the completion of the first joint project.
The Korea Consumer Agency, in cooperation with the Korea International
Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has been providing online consulting since
January this year to assist Uzbekistan in establishing a systematic consumer protection system.
The event was held to complete the six-month long project and reaffirm the two sides’ commitment to mutual cooperation. The Uzbek Embassy in Korea also attended the online event, demonstrating interest in the occasion.
The event was divided into two sessions. In the first session, participants shared the outcomes of the project in consumer education, law, and counseling. At the end of session, Memorandum was signed to promote the rights and interests of consumers in the two countries through development of cooperation on international events, personnel and information exchange for sharing experiences and mutual contribution in controlling circulation of hazardous goods.
In the second session, participants held an online conference under the themes of “Future of Consumer Affairs in Uzbekistan” and “The International Cooperation and Consumer Protection in the Pandemic Era.” Parties discussed ways for the two agencies to promote the outcomes of the project and the future direction of consumer administration.
The Consumer Protection Agency intends to strengthen its partnership with the Korea Consumer Agency by developing mutually beneficial cooperation in new directions in the field of consumer protection.