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Consumer sale of goods [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Nikolina Šajn (4th edition, updated on 19.03.2019),

Contracts for online and other distance sales of goods

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On 29 January 2019, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the Commission proposal for a new directive on the consumer sale of goods. The Commission’s original proposal, from 2015, which was intended to lay down rules on online and other distance sales of goods only, was replaced on 31 October 2017 by an amended version. This sought to replace entirely the existing Consumer Sales Directive dating from 1999, and regulate contracts concluded both online and offline. The provisional agreement on the proposal reached between the Parliament and Council would allow Member States to decide on a legal guarantee of longer than two years and extend the period during which it is presumed that the goods were faulty from the start. Parliament is due to vote on the agreement during the March II 2019 plenary.

Versions

Amended proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sales of goods and amending Regulation  (EC)  No 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Directive 2009/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Directive 1999/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
Committee responsible: Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) COM(2015) 635 of 9.12.2015,
COM(2017) 637, 31.10.2017.
Rapporteur: Pascal Arimont (EPP, Belgium) 2015/0288(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs: Lucy Anderson (S&D, United Kingdom)
Anneleen van Bossuyt (ECR, Belgium)
Kaja Kallas (ALDE, Estonia)
Dennis De Jong (GUE/NGL, the Netherlands)
Pascal Durand (Greens/EFA, France)
Marco Zullo (EFDD, Italy)
Mylène Troszczynski (ENF, France)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: First-reading vote in plenary

 

 

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