Cross borderenforcement, <br />dreamorreality?<br />Julio Cortés del Olmo<br />
“What is a fish without a river? <br />What is a bird without a tree to nest in? <br />What is an Endangered Species Act w...
1<br />CompetencesSystem<br />
17AutonomousGovernments<br />
National Law for Consumer Protection<br />Government<br />Regional Lawsfor Consumer Protection<br />AutonomousCommunities<...
2<br />CPC case  <br />
CPC case: furniturecompany<br />Sellingfurniture<br />withoutincluding<br />VAT<br />
Office <br />of Fair Trading UK<br />NationalInstitutefor Consumer Protection Spain<br />General Directoratefor Consumer P...
3<br />Enforcementtools<br />
Spanish Law for Consumer Protection:   <br />Efficienttools and procedures<br />
ArbitrationSystem<br />
Sanctions<br />
3.000 Euros <br />Small infractions<br />15.000 Euros <br />Seriousinfractions<br />600.000 Euros<br />Veryseriousinfracti...
CourtAction<br />Collectiveactions: act of cessation<br />
4<br />Strengths and Weaknesses<br />
Strengths<br />17consumerprotectionauthorities<br />Controleach case<br />Closetocitizens<br />
Weaknesses<br />17consumerprotectionauthorities<br />Representation<br />Languagebarrier<br />
Conclussion<br />“I am very pro lawenforcement”<br />Eliott Ness – Theuntouchables<br />
Cross borderenforcement, <br />dreamorreality?<br />Julio Cortés del Olmo<br />
Questions<br />Networks – cooperation in enforcement?<br />Formal or informal  <br />Bilateral  - Multilateral? <br />Inte...
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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 constitution.

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Cross border enforcement, dream or reality?

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

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