The President of Uzbekistan approved the documents in the field of consumer protection, operating within the Commonwealth of Independent States.
By the Presidential Decree of August 24, 2020 No. PP-4813, the following were approved:
- Agreement on the main directions of cooperation between the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the field of consumer protection (Moscow, January 25, 2000);
- Protocol on amendments to the Agreement on the main directions of cooperation of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the field of consumer protection of January 25, 2000 (Minsk, May 19, 2011).
- It is IMPORTANT to note that the Consumer protection agency under the Antimonopoly Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan has become a full member of the CIS Advisory Council on Consumer Protection, the main activities of which are:
- development of principles and rules for pursuing an agreed policy of cooperation between the CIS member states in the field of consumer protection, assistance in its practical implementation;
- creation of an effective system for the exchange of information between state bodies and public organizations of the CIS member states, including on the national experience in ensuring the corresponding rights of citizens of the CIS member states, as well as on the world experience in consumer protection;
- development and implementation of joint projects and measures in the main areas of activity;
- assistance in harmonization of legislation and exchange of experience in the law enforcement practice of the CIS member states.
The CIS Advisory Council today includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, and now Uzbekistan.
The consumer protection agency, as a full member of the CIS Advisory Council, has the right to participate in the discussion of national draft legislative acts, as well as to submit its own ones for discussion.
And the most significant: this will ensure the protection of consumer rights of citizens of Uzbekistan on the territory of the participating countries, the same rule will apply for foreign citizens of the CIS countries on the territory of Uzbekistan.
It should be noted, that participation in the meeting of the Consultative Council on Consumer Rights Protection of the CIS member states is a platform for the exchange of experience, recommendations from foreign experts, to discuss global issues related to ensuring an adequate level of consumer protection in significant and relevant spheres for all CIS members.