Cooperation

FUNCTIONS:
The cooperation with international and local organization is stated also in the statutes and strategic documents of the CRPC:

1. To cooperate with international institutions and non – governmental organizations, those acting in the fields of consumer protection and market surveillance;
2.  To represent consumer interests in particular committees and international cooperation networks;
3.  To participate in RAPEX system, to organize effective examination of the information about unsafe products, as well to inform other market surveillance institutions about findings in Latvia related with unsafe products.
 

COOPERATION WITH OTHER LOCAL STATE INSTITUTIONS AND NGOs

State institutions:

Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia: http://www.em.gov.lv/;

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia: http://www.vm.gov.lv/;
Health Inspectorate of Latvia: http://www.vi.gov.lv/;
State Labour Inspectorate (cooperation agreement in field of market surveillance): http://www.vdi.gov.lv/;
Latvian National Metrology Centre: http://www.lnmc.lv/;
State Revenue Service : http://www.vid.gov.lv/.

Guidelines for import controls in the area of product safety and compliance (EN)

Public Utilities Commission (PUC): http://www.sprk.gov.lv/;
Financial and Capital Market Commission: http://www.fktk.lv/;
 Food and veterinary service: http://www.pvd.gov.lv/
Information Centre of the Ministry of the Interior: http://ic.iem.gov.lv/;
Standardisation, Accreditation and Metrology Centre (SAMC): http://www.samc.lv/

Non – governmental organizations:

Latvian National association for Consumer Interest protection: http://www.pateretaja-celvedis.lv/
Money Planning Centre: http://www.vissparnaudu.lv/
Technical Experts Association: http://www.tea.lv/
Association of Latvian Building Materials Manufacturers: http://www.bra.lv/. 
Association of Latvian Window and Door Manufacturers (ALWDM): http://www.lldra.lv/. 

INTERNATION COOPERATION AND PROJECTS

EU institutions:
European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection (DG SANCO) http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/index_en.htm. 

CRPC is also an active member of variety of workshops and meetings in field of consumer protection and market surveillance organised by EC:

Baltic cooperation:

CRPC together with Estonian and Lithuanian consumer protection and market surveillance institutions has two cooperation agreements in the fields of market surveillance as well in terms of CPC Regulation of EC.

Estonia - The Consumer Protection Board of Estonia:  http://www.tka.riik.ee/
Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority: http://www.tja.ee/

Lithuania
National Consumer Rights Protection Authority: http://www.vartotojoteises.lt

International organizations:

PROSAFE: http://www.prosafe.org/ - Product Safety Enforcement Forum of Europe, who deals with the safety of consumer products and services.

ICPEN: https://icpen.org/ - The International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network.

During recent years CRPC is active participant of the main activities of ICPEN - „International Internet Sweep Day” and Fraud Prevention Month.

„Consumers International”: http://www.consumersinternational.org/