The Consumer Agency was established 1 July 2005 according to Act No 62/2005 (also availible in Danish). The Consumer Agency is one of the governmental agencies in Iceland which is entrusted with market surveillance of business operators, good functioning and transparency of the markets in respect to safety and consumers legal rights as well as enforcement of legislation adopted by the Icelandic Parliament for protection of consumers health, legal and economical rights.

The Consumer Agency is a governmental agency falling under the auspices of Ministry of the Interior.



Commission proposes new rules for better protection of consumers' rights in e-commerce

The Commission is proposing to boost consumer and business trust in e-commerce by making it easier for authorities to enforce consumer rights and by clarifying the rules on unfair commercial practices.

he European Commission sheds light on territorial restrictions in the online environment

The European Commission has published key findings of its survey on geo-blocking in the EU Digital Single Market (DSM), a practice which prevents consumers in a given country from shopping online

How to stay protected when buying a car in another EU country

The ECC-Net publishes a report on cross-border car purchases and registration, together with recommendations to consumers on how to avoid fraud.

Cooperation on Product Safety Controls

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) in cooperation with 10 European Member States, will start to recognize

A deeper and fairer Single Market: Commission boosts opportunities for citizens and business

Today the European Commission has presented a roadmap to deliver on President Juncker’s political commitment to unleash the full potential of the Single Market and make it the launchpad for Europe to thrive in the global economy.