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Participants of the session of the CIS Advisory Council on Protection of Consumer Rights agreed to set up a working group to solve the problems in the sphere of e-commerce. This was reported to journalists on Thursday in the press service of Rospotrebnadzor after the event.

"The result of the discussion was a decision supported by all participants of the session concerning creation of working group for operative discussion and solution of problematic issues in sphere of electronic commerce and also improvement of practical work of market places for the purpose of increase of the consumers' confidence level to on-line commerce on the whole territory of CIS," the report said.

The meeting was attended by representatives of eight CIS countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) as well as Georgia and representatives of the CIS Executive Committee and Eurasian Economic Commission. The main topic of the meeting were topical issues of selling goods via the Internet, including through marketplaces, and protection of consumer rights in electronic commerce in the CIS countries.

"[Chairman of the advisory council - the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna] Popova drew special attention to the need to share experience in legal regulation and law enforcement practice of consumer protection in the field of electronic commerce in the context of a sharp increase in demand for digital services.

The participants of the meeting noted that thanks to joint work it was possible not only to overcome the crisis economic phenomena in the Commonwealth, related to the global pandemic, but also to surpass the pre-crisis indicators. And now the importance is given to the improvement of the Commonwealth, the modernization of its integration structures in all areas of cooperation, including the protection of consumer rights," said in Rospotrebnadzor.

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