European and international policies

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Ministry of Economic Development
Department Enterprise and Internationalisation
Directorate General Market, Competition, Consumer, Surveillance and Technical
provisions
Division IX “European and International policies”
MISSION
1. Participation in the development of consumer and competition
policies at EU and International level.
2. Institutional relations with European Union and International
Organizations (OECD) in cooperation with competent Divisions
3. Preparation, support and coordination of the Council of
Ministers of the European Union (Competitiveness Council)
4. Preparation, negotiation and implementation of bilateral
international agreements (e.g. Algeria, Uzbekistan, etc…)
Director
PICCARRETA Francesco
Via Sallustiana, 53 00187 ROMA (RM)
Tel. (+39) 06 4705 5448
Fax (+39) 06 4705 5447
E-mail [email protected]
STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
Europe 2020 =>Single Market Act => European Consumer Agenda:
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Reinforcing consumer safety
Enhancing knowledge
Improving enforcement and securing redress
Aligning policy to societal change
MAIN NEGOTIATION & DISCUSSION FORA
• EU: Consumer WP; Competitiveness WP;
CPN; Committees (Enforcement; Market
Surveillance; Safety; Insurance); CMEG;
ECC-Net; E-Commerce WP
• OECD: CPC
KEY FILES AND ACTIVITIES
1. Product Safety and Market Surveillance (SMA II): newly launched negotiation
2. Alternative Dispute Resolution (SMA I): next formal adoption of ADR / ODR
Legislative Package
3. Enforcement (Regulation 2006/2004/CE): next review of the system; policy
debate at European Consumer Summit 18 March 2013
4. Insurance Mediation: ongoing negotiation
5. Consumer Programme 2014 – 2020: next adoption of the final budget
6. Digital Agenda and E-commerce: pilot project IMI-E-commerce
7. Competition: future negotiation on Private Enforcement
8. Green Claims: next adoption of Report and Recommendations
9. Comparison Tools: next adoption of Report and Recommendations
10. Consumer Market Scoreboard
11. Tourism: future negotiation of review of Directive on All-Inclusive Tourism
packages
12. Vulnerable Consumers
13. Empowerment : next launch of Portal “Consumer Education”
14. Misleading and Comparative Advertising : future negotiation of review of
Directive 2006/114
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