The organization of the consumer administration changed the 1st of June 1990. National Consumer Research Centre, Consumer Agency and National Food Agency Finland opened then their operations under the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The organization of the consumer administration was arranged again the 1 st of March 2001. The new Consumer Agency also including the Consumer Ombudsman was established. The National Food Agency Finland was transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
National Consumer Research Centre has a board of directors which is directing and supervising the activities. The board is appointed by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The Research Centre has the premises in the city of Helsinki.
The National Consumer Research Centre is a sector research institution under the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, with the mission of promoting consumer well-being by predicting the change and risk factors of a consumer society and strengthening the consumer perspective in societal policy and on the market.
The National Consumer Research Centre produces new research information within its sector and relays the results of consumer research produced in Finland.