CPSC Chairman Signs Agreements with Australian and Hong Kong Governments to Improve Product Safety

The MOUs with Australia and Hong Kong put formal structures into place for information sharing about recalled products, consumer product regulations, product testing requirements and product safety campaigns.
January 25, 2011
Release Number: 11-109

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the signing of memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Hong Kong and Australia to improve product safety.

The vision for improvements in the safety of consumer products extends from Asia to Australia to America. The MOUs with Australia and Hong Kong put formal structures into place for information sharing about recalled products, consumer product regulations, product testing requirements and product safety campaigns. The MOUs also allow regulators to work more easily toward compatible product safety standards.

CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum signed both MOUs with product safety regulators during visits to Hong Kong and Sydney to discuss the need for global improvements in consumer product safety. Chairman Tenenbaum and Richard Yuen, Hong Kong's Customs and Excise Commissioner signed the MOU between the U.S. and Hong Kong (pdf). Chairman Tenenbaum and Graeme Samuel, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, signed the MOU between the U.S. and Australia (pdf).


CPSC Chairman Signs Agreements with Australian and Hong Kong Governments to Improve Product Safety

CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum signs MOU with Hong Kong’s Custom and Excise Commissioner Richard Yuen


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CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum reviews the MOU with ACCC Deputy Chair Peter Kell