In November 2000, the Committee for Consumer Affairs (CCA) issued a report on consumer education. The report was addressed to the State Secretary for Economic Affairs, the person primarily responsible for consumer policy in the Netherlands, and also to the Minister and State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science. In June 2002 the State Secretary for Economic Affairs published a response to the CCA report. Abstracts of the report and the State Secretary's response to it (printed in italics) are given below.
The CCA has functioned for nearly forty years as the main consultative body for consumer policy in the Netherlands. It is a tripartite body made up of key business organisations, the Dutch Consumers Association and independent members. The CCA is one of the committees of the Social and Economic Council (SER), which advises the Dutch government and parliament on social and economic affairs.