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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy J. Muris and Commissioner Mozelle W. Thompson, Chair of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Committee on Consumer Policy, will join OECD Deputy Secretary General Herwig Schlögl at a roundtable briefing in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 17 at 9:15 a.m. EST, to announce new cross-border fraud guidelines. At the briefing, which will be held simultaneously with events in Paris and Canberra, Australia, FTC and OECD representatives will provide details on this milestone international effort to protect consumers from cross-border fraud, as well as the steps the United States has taken to put the Guidelines into action. In addition to the U.S. and OECD participants, the events will feature speakers from the United Kingdom, France, Finland, and Australia, with other countries’ representatives available for interviews.


Herwig Schlögl, OECD Deputy Secretary General (Washington, DC)

Timothy J. Muris, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission (Washington, DC)

Mozelle W. Thompson, FTC Commissioner, Chair of the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy (CCP), and Head of U.S. Delegation to the OECD-CCP (Washington, DC)

Tony Sims, Director, European & International Consumer & Competition Policy Department of Trade & Industry, United Kingdom (Paris)

Sitesh Bhojani, Commissioner, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and President, International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (Australia)


FTC Headquarters, Washington, DC, Room 432

OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Reporters unable to attend the event may call in:

Dial-in Number (Domestic): 1-888-869-0374
Dial-in Number (International): 1-904-779-4767
Confirmation Number: 17609505
Chairperson: Bruce Jennings


Tuesday June 17, 2003
9:15 a.m. EST


FTC Office of Public Affairs

Michael Donohue, OECD Science, Technology, and Industry Directorate
(33) 1 4524 1479


Copies of the OECD Guidelines will be available through a link from the FTC’s Web site at at noon on the day of the event. Live video feeds of the events in Paris and Canberra will be available at the Washington, DC press event.