Written by Rafał Mańko (3rd edition),
Updated on 12.03.2018
On 22 February 2018, the European Parliament’s Committee for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted its report on the Commission proposal for a new directive on the consumer sale of goods. The Commission’s original proposal, dating from 2015, was replaced on 31 October 2017 by an amended one which intends to replace the existing Consumer Sales Directive dating from 1999 entirely, instead of regulating only online and other distance contracts as had originally been planned.
By contrast to the 1999 Consumer Sales Directive, the Commission’s proposal would introduce a maximum-harmonisation approach, meaning that EU Member States could no longer introduce a higher level of consumer protection than set in the directive.
- March 2018: Consumer sale of goods, (3rd edition)
- February 2017: Contracts for online and other distance sales of goods, (2nd edition)
- February 2016: Contracts for online and other distance sales of goods, (1st edition)
|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|
|Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)
Pascal Arimont (EPP, Belgium)
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)
COM(2015) 635 of 9.12.2015, COM(2017) 637, 31.10.2017.
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD)
(Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
|Next steps expected:||Trilogue negotiations|