Colombia (ICONTEC)


Last updated on: 2019-04-03
Stakeholder Organization(s) contributing to the case study

National Standards Body

International structures for consumer participation

ISO/COPOLCO

Consumer representative(s) participating in the international structure(s)

Sandra Herrera from NSB - ICONTEC

National structures for consumer participation (Technical)

Comité 198 comité de Políticas de consumidores - COPOLCO adopts ISO/IEC guides.

Any requests or questions about consumer issues ( from other committees or stakeholders) is answered by 198 committee.
Comittees that had asked to comittee 198:
116 pots
27 accessibility
179 motorcicles
248 Nanotechnology
158 Safety of toys
175 Education
177 Safety of recreational and sports equipment and facilities.

National structures for consumer participation (Policy)

Comité 198 comité de Políticas de consumidores - COPOLCO adopts ISO/IEC guides.

Any requests or questions about consumer issues ( from other committees or stakeholders) is answered by 198 committee. Also, during the public consultation of the project standards that have an impact to consumers, the 198 committee reviews the projects.

Platforms for consumer participation

For participate in national committee meeting there is a virtual tool.

Consumer education by: consumer and standards brochures and games and lectures.

Consumers' priorities and objectives for participation

Labelling, consumer information, instructions, packaging, pots, accessibility, helmets, motorcicles, Nanotechnology, Safety of toys or recreational and sports equipment and facilities toys and Education.

Main obstacles to participation

Funding

Lack of awareness

Resources (financial or other)

Language

Useful Web sites and other resources for consumer participation

ICONTEC website has two sections about consumers and standards:

- News: consumers and standards in the world and Colombia. Noticias de los consumidores y las normas en el mundo y en Colombia.
https://www.icontec.org/Paginas/Noticias-de-los-consumidores-y-las-normas-en-el-mundo-y-en-colombia-.aspx

- Benefits of standars in your life, LOS BENEFICIOS DE LAS NORMAS TÉCNICAS EN TU VIDA DIARIA.
https://www.icontec.org/Paginas/Normas-.aspx

Respondent's name

Herrera Sandra Ms