Regulations Governing the Establishment of CPC
Regulations Governing the Establishment of the Consumer Protection Committee, Executive Yuan
The Executive Yuan, in order to supervise and coordinate the implementation of consumer protection affairs and thereby protect consumer rights and interests, advance the health and safety of citizens and consumers, and improve the life quality of citizens and consumers, establishes the Consumer Protection Committee (hereinafter called the CPC).
The duties of the CPC are as follows:
- Consultation and review of consumer protection policies, plans, programs, and related measures.
- Consultation and review of the enactment of and amendments to the Consumer Protection Law and relevant bylaws.
- Consultation and review of the enactment of and amendments to Templates of Standardized Contracts and their Mandatory and Prohibitive Items.
- The following matters regarding the enforcement of consumer protection affairs: (1) supervision (2) coordination (3) consultation and review of the evaluation.
- Coordination between the consumer protection competent agencies and mechanisms.
- Conducting surveys, tests and publication of goods or services; coordination and handling of major consumer issues; research on improving executive supervision measures.
- Evaluation and identification of excellent consumer protection groups.
- Other proposals the committee members make for discussion in the committee meeting.
The CPC shall install 17 to 27 committee members, of whom one person, the convener, shall be the Vice Premier of the Executive Yuan, serving concurrently; as for the other committee members, the convener shall request the Premier of the Executive Yuan to dispatch (appoint) them for concurrent service, from the following personnel:
- Seven to nine persons shall be the heads of relevant ministries (agencies).
- Two to three persons shall be representatives of nation-wide consumer protection groups.
- Two to three persons shall be representatives of nation-wide business associations.
- Five to eleven persons shall be experts or scholars.
The term for CPC committee members shall be two years and each member may be re-appointed upon the expiration of the term. The committee members who are the heads of relevant ministries (agencies) shall be replaced immediately when his or her position changes; the other committee members are eligible for re-appointment when the convener is re-appointed; one quarter of the committee members who are experts or scholars shall be re-appointed each term.
If a representative mentioned in Paragraph One, items 2 and 3 above were to be re-appointed by the consumer protection group or business association, the convener shall request the Premier of the Executive Yuan for a change of their appointment; their term of appointment shall expire at the conclusion of the original term of appointment.
At least one-third of CPC committee members must be of each gender; all committee members shall be unsalaried.
The CPC shall in principle convene a committee meeting once per month; if necessary, an ad hoc meeting may be convened.
The meeting shall be convened by the convener, who also serves as chairperson. If the convener cannot attend a meeting for some reason, it shall be left to the committee members to nominate from among themselves one person to serve as chairperson.
The CPC committee members shall attend the meetings in person. However, when for some reason the committee members who are the heads of ministries (agencies) or representatives of nation-wide consumer protection groups or businesses associations cannot attend, they may dispatch representatives to attend.
The CPC in convening a meeting may, in view of necessity on a special issue, invite experts in various fields or personnel dispatched from other institutions and groups to attend the meeting.
The CPC may make proposals for discussion regarding major issues within the range of its duties.
Proposals mentioned in the previous paragraph and the CPC’s staff operations shall be handled by the Department of Consumer Protection, Executive Yuan.
The funding required by the CPC shall be provided for in the Executive Yuan’s budget.