Ecommerce Europe publishes its position on the Proposal on better enforcement and modernization of EU consumer protection rules (New Deal for Consumers)

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The European Ecommerce Association has recently adopted its position on the Proposal amending four EU Directives as regards better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules.  More specifically, in  April 2018, the European Commission proposed two Directives that constitute the “New Deal for Consumers”, namely: 

  • A proposal on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing the Injunctions Directive 2009/22/EC. The Commission’s aim is to improve tools for stopping illegal practices and facilitating redress for consumers where many of them are victims of the same infringement of their rights, in a mass harm situation. 

The  position paper  published by Ecommerce Europe covers  only the first proposed Directive, while the Collective Redress Directive will be covered in a second position paper. Ecommerce Europe agrees with the  European  Commission on the fact that EU Consumer Law is generally already fit for purpose and need only some targeted adjustments. Some amendments are likely to foster online sales in the European Union by removing current burdensome obligations on online merchants. Nevertheless, Ecommerce Europe questions other adjustments that may ultimately harm businesses.  We look forward to  continuing the discussions with the policymakers on these  important legislative files. 

For more information, please click   here    to download the position paper  .

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