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The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, Department of Customs of the People’s Republic of China, and the European Commission will hold the 6th United States-China-European Union Product Safety Summit on June 26, 2018. Stakeholders are invited to participate in this event, which is designed to enhance trilateral cooperation among the three product safety regulators. Topics to be discussed will range from coordinated approaches to emerging hazards to addressing the safety challenges presented by direct-to-consumer cross-border e-commerce. The Summit will take place in the Hearing Room of the CPSC at 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD.

 

 

 

The Sixth USA-China-EU Consumer Product Safety Trilateral Summit

Safer Products for All

 

Master of Ceremonies: Patricia Adair

 

OPEN PUBLIC SESSION JUNE 26

CPSC Headquarters

Hearing Room

4th Floor

4330 East West Highway

Bethesda, MD 20814

 

 (Agenda Subject to Change)

Note that Chinese name order shows family name first.

12:45-1:30pm

Registration

1:30-1:45pm

REMARKS FROM PRINCIPALS

 

USA, CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle

China, Vice Minister Zhang Jiwen

EU DG JUST, Deputy Director General Francisco Fonseca Morillo

 

 

 

READING OF JOINT STATEMENT

1:45 – 5:45pm

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Moderators for each panel below will frame the main issues and challenges, how the panel topic is relevant to the three parties, and provide a brief government perspective. 

1:45-3:15pm

 

Panel #1 – Consumer Safety in the Digital Age

Moderated by: Richard O’Brien, Director, Office of International Programs, CPSC

How can regulators and stakeholders manage product safety challenges posed by direct-to-consumer sales through third-party platforms, especially those that cross national borders?  Discussion will focus on collaboration in education and access to product safety requirements for suppliers. 

Points of focus:

  • Small shipments and express consignment: how e-commerce companies address regulatory compliance
  • How can e-commerce companies help users trade in safer products?
  • How can regulators help platforms help their sellers?

Panelists: E-commerce companies.

 

  • Alibaba – Zhou Shenghe, VP Platform Governance Department
  • Amazon - Anthony Auffray, Worldwide Director of Product/Food Safety and Compliance
  • eBay – Mike Dabbs, Senior Director of Government Relations
  • Etsy - Jessica Kallberg, Policy Manager
  • XBN – Li Qian, Vice General Manager

 

3:15-3:30pm

Break

3:30-4:30pm

Panel #2  -  Emerging Hazards

Moderated by: Director General Sun, General Administration of Customs, PRC

How can product hazards that emerge and propagate with little warning be reduced and what has been the experience of panelists in the three jurisdictions?  What policies have worked well, and what are areas of potential collaboration to continue to address these hazards from products without an existing standard? The panel will discuss risk management for goods such as hover boards, high-energy battery packs, chargers, and IoT products, among others.

Panelists: Manufacturers, retailers, and/or standards development or testing organizations. 

  • Ma Qiang, China Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ)
  • Justin Macmullan, Director of Advocacy, Consumers International
  • Ken Boyce, Principal Engineer, Director Underwriters Laboratories

 

4:30-4:45pm

Break

4:45-5:45pm

Panel #3 – Stakeholder Perspective

Moderated by:  Pinuccia Contino, Head of Unit, Product Safety and Rapid Alert System, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission

 

Regulatory cooperation should be relevant and responsive to real world challenges.   Panelists will provide perspectives on new trends, products, and hazards and what can be done within the trilateral cooperation framework. Points of focus:

  • Cooperation and best practices
  • Policy alignment
  • Consumer messaging

Panelists:

 

  • Ding Mingyan, General Manager, Zhejiang Qunying Vehicle Co. Ltd
  • Catherine Van Reeth, Director General, Toy Industries of Europe
  • Nancy Cowles, Executive Director, Kids in Danger

5:45-6:00pm

 

Closing Remarks from Principals

 

USA, CPSC Acting Chairman, Ann Marie Buerkle

China, Director General Sun Wenkang

EC DG JUST, Deputy Director General Francisco Fonseca Morillo