To confer a distinct identity to CUTS’ work on competition, investment and regulatory issues as well as to take it forward in a more cogent manner, C-CIER was established in 2003 in Jaipur, India. Pursuing its mission ‘Promoting Fair Markets to Enhance Consumer Welfare and Economic Development’, C-CIER has an International Advisory Committee headed by Prof. Frederic Jenny.
Since 1983, we have been working for the welfare of consumers, from the grassroots to the international level. In the early 1990s, when the Uruguay Round discussions were at a peak, we expanded into trade and development. This lead to substantial growth, as very few NGOs in the South were grappling with these new issues of globalisation and liberalisation