|1.||The voice of consumers must be better heard; they must be represented more effectively.|
|2.||It is by means of good distribution of the right information that consumers will be assured of the advantages of a well-operating internal market.|
|3.||Consumer safety must be more widely guaranteed.|
|4.||Thanks to an internal market, people will be able to widen the range of choices available to them by buying goods and services throughout the Community. Consumer purchases in other countries will be stimulated by progress in the free circulation of persons, the abolition of frontier barriers to trade, and the development of cross-border sales, electronic sales and shopping by mail.|
See also ABUSES; ADVERTISING; HOME SAFETY; LABOR COOPERATION (NAFTA); STANDARDIZATION; TOYS; WORKER RIGHTS.
Rosenberg Jerry M. The New American Community: A Response to the European and Asian Economic Challenge. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1992.
Rosenberg Jerry M. The New Europe: An A to Z Compendium on the European Community. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of National Affairs, 1991.
CONSUMPTION TAX.See VALUE ADDED TAX.
CONTENT.See RULES OF ORIGIN.
CONTINENTAL ORGANIZATION OF LEADING UNIVERSITIES FOR THE MOBILITY OF BILINGUAL UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS.See COLUMBUS.
CONTRACT.See GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT (NAFTA); PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ( NAC); PUBLIC PROCUREMENT (NAFTA).
CONTRACTING PARTIES. Any of the GATR signatory nations.
CONTRACT TERMS. The NAC might demand that consumers enjoy the highest standard of protection against unfair contract terms. National disparities could be eliminated as far as possible; consumers could be able to make their purchases in the place where they could obtain the most favorable terms, with rules providing the same protection in respect to guarantees and after-sales service including protection against unfair contract terms.
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Publication information: Book title: Encyclopedia of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the New American Community, and Latin-American Trade. Contributors: Jerry M. Rosenberg - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1995. Page number: 94.
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