Austria (ASI)


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

Consumer Organization

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

At present no active participation at the international level

National structures for consumer participation (Technical)

Consumer Council at ASI - supported by the VKI (Austrian Consumer Association) Office of the Consumer Council

National structures for consumer participation (Policy)

Consumer Council at ASI - supported by the VKI (Austrian Consumer Association) Office of the Consumer Council

International cooperation

We co-operate with ANEC - the European Consumer Voice in Standardisation

Consumers' priorities and objectives for participation

Toys, child care articles, child protective products (e.g. child resistant packaging, window locking devices, decorative oil lamps, etc.), materials in contact with food and water (water supply), electronic cigarettes, cabin air quality, indoor air quality (VOC emissions from products)

Main obstacles to participation

Funding

Resources (financial or other)

Funding of participation

Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection - around 200.000 € per year.

Useful Web sites and other resources for consumer participation

http://www.verbraucherrat.at/en

Respondent's name

Fiala Franz Mr