Cross border enforcement, dream or reality?

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Presentation given during the ICPEN Workshops in Washington May 2010. It explains how enforcement under Consumer Protection Regulation works in Spain bearing in mind our model of state and our …

Presentation given during the ICPEN Workshops in Washington May 2010. It explains how enforcement under Consumer Protection Regulation works in Spain bearing in mind our model of state and our constitution.

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  • 1. Cross borderenforcement,
    dreamorreality?
    Julio Cortés del Olmo
  • 2. “What is a fish without a river?
    What is a bird without a tree to nest in?
    What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected?
    It is nothing”
    Jay Robert Inslee - Democratic American politician
  • 3. 1
    CompetencesSystem
  • 4.
  • 5. 17AutonomousGovernments
  • 6. National Law for Consumer Protection
    Government
    Regional Lawsfor Consumer Protection
    AutonomousCommunities
  • 7. 2
    CPC case
  • 8. CPC case: furniturecompany
    Sellingfurniture
    withoutincluding
    VAT
  • 9. Office
    of Fair Trading UK
    NationalInstitutefor Consumer Protection Spain
    General Directoratefor Consumer Protection
    Andalucia
  • 10. 3
    Enforcementtools
  • 11. Spanish Law for Consumer Protection:
    Efficienttools and procedures
  • 12. ArbitrationSystem
  • 13. Sanctions
  • 14. 3.000 Euros
    Small infractions
    15.000 Euros
    Seriousinfractions
    600.000 Euros
    Veryseriousinfractions
  • 15. CourtAction
    Collectiveactions: act of cessation
  • 16. 4
    Strengths and Weaknesses
  • 17. Strengths
    17consumerprotectionauthorities
    Controleach case
    Closetocitizens
  • 18. Weaknesses
    17consumerprotectionauthorities
    Representation
    Languagebarrier
  • 19. Conclussion
    “I am very pro lawenforcement”
    Eliott Ness – Theuntouchables
  • 20. Cross borderenforcement,
    dreamorreality?
    Julio Cortés del Olmo
  • 21. Questions
    Networks – cooperation in enforcement?
    Formal or informal
    Bilateral - Multilateral?
    Internal – externalchallenges?