The accession has had no direct effects, as from May 2004, to the rules of the Competition Act and the Act on Business Advertising which safeguard competition taking into consideration the economic interests of consumers and which fall within the competence of the Hungarian Competition Authority. However, the creation of an uniform European consumer protection law and of a framework which will promote closer co-operation between law enforcers of the Commission and those of the Member States in tackling cross border problems arising in this field, is in progress.