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ISO Committee on Consumer Policy

The Ministry will host the first even ISO/COPOLCO (Committee on Consumer Policy of the International Organisation for Standardisation) meeting at Sofitel, Fiji Resort and Spa in May 2012.

ISO/COPOLCO provides a forum for the exchange of information and experience on standards and conformity assessment issues of interest to consumers.

COPOLCO identifies standardization areas of priority interest to consumers and works to promote and coordinate consumer representation in those areas. It also influences ISO’s programme of work by proposing new areas for standardization where there is a perceived need for enhanced consumer protection. COPOLCO’s membership includes over 200 delegates representing National Standards Bodies, consumer organisations, and NGOs from 109 countries.

Benefits to Fiji

  • Create awareness among local stakeholders on the consumer issues;
  • Raise Fiji’s profile as a country that is setting out to improve standards locally, regionally and internationally;
  • Strengthen awareness and knowledge of standards and related consumer issues amongst local government, businesses and NGO stakeholders;
  • This meeting will considerably boost the tourism market as delegates are from 109 countries from all over the world.