Tuesday, 11 June 2013

What's up with the CESL?

Yesterday, the BEUC- whose critical stance was already known- and Ecommerce Europe, an association of businesses, have sent an open letter to the Legal Affairs (JURI) and Internal Market and Consumer protection (IMCO) committees of the European Parliament inviting them to reject the Commission's proposal for a Common European Sales Law.

The main arguments put forward are that the instrument would increase-rather than reduce- legal complexity, thus confusing consumers, and impose compliance costs on businesses.
The two associations also claim that the Commission should rather address some issues which remained left-out of the Consumer Rights Directive, "namely, legal and commercial guarantees" and "real problems" associated to the concrete operation of e-commerce. 

We will see in the future whether the addressed MEPs will take the direction indicated in the letter and oppose adoption of the CESL.

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