Legislation on Product Safety
By means of the new Austrian legislation on product safety (PSG 2004) the Consumer Council and its financial support was after all embodied in law. So far the funding was based only on a decision of the Council of Ministers from 1990.The relevant paragraph reads:
§ 24 The Federal Minister for for Social Security, Generations and Consumer Protection has to ensure an efficient independent representation of consumer interests in national and international standardisation, in particular, by financially supporting a suitable institution such as the Consumer Council at the Austrian Standards Institute.
The Consumer Council is very pleased about this and expresses its thanks to all who have made it possible.