Conference on Regional Economic Integration and Consumer Protection in the Americas and in Europe

The Groupe de Recherche en Droit International et Comparé de la Consommation (Gredicc) and the Euro Americana Chair for the Protection of the Consumer will hold an international conference in Montreal(Canada) on the 18 and 19 October 2007 on Regional economic integration and consumer protection in the Americas and in Europe.

The conference will deal with the status of consumer protection policy in six regional integration processes: the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Andean Community (CAN), the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the European Community (EC). Among the topics to be given attention are:The foundations and legitimacy of consumer protection initiatives being taken at regional level and a first assessment of the regional consumer or acquired legislative corpus;How potential conflicts between open borders policy and national consumer protection measures are solved.Speakers include a great many officials and professors from around the world. For more information, email Thierry Bourgoignie, Directeur du Département and Professeur titulaire, Département des sciences juridiques, Faculté de science politique et de droit, at bourgoignie.thierry@uqam.ca.