Friday, 27 June 2014

Consumer Rights Directive in force

While the enactment of EU consumer legislation usually attracts quite some attention, the dates on which new rules enter into force may pass by almost unnoticed. With a slight delay because of busy end-of-the-academic-year schedules, therefore, an update on the Consumer Rights Directive: as of Friday 13 June, the provisions laid down in the CRD replace the Directive 97/7/EC on the protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts and Directive 85/577/EEC on contracts negotiated away from business premises.

For more information, please refer to the European Commission's website (which includes a non-binding guidance document to facilitate effective application of the new rules), an earlier press release, as well as a press release by consumer organisation BEUC.

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