Proposal for a Directive amending Directives 2005/29/EC and 2011/83/EU as regards empowering consumers for the green transition through better protection against unfair practices and better information

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Series Details COM (2022) 143
Publication Date 30/03/2022
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Legislative initiative - tabled by the European Commission on 30 March 2022 - introducing amendments to Directive 2005/29/EC and 2011/83/EU as regards empowering consumers for the green transition through better protection against unfair practices and better information. This is a text with EEA relevance.

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Directive 2005/29/EC - also known as the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD) - defines the unfair business-to-consumer practices that are prohibited in the European Union (EU). It applies to any act or omission directly related to the promotion, sale or supply of a product by a trader to consumers. Directive 2011/83/EU - also known as the Consumer Rights Directive - aims to approximate certain aspects of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning contracts concluded between consumers and traders.

This draft law aims to contribute to a circular, clean and green EU economy by enabling consumers to take informed purchasing decisions and therefore contribute to a more sustainable consumption. It targets unfair commercial practices that mislead consumers away from sustainable consumption choices. It also ensures a better and more consistent application of EU consumer rules.

The proposed Directive was tabled by the European Commission on 30 March 2022, as part of a policy package addressing the sustainability of products. It is a deliverable of the New Consumer Agenda and of the Circular Economy Action Plan, in the framework of the European Green Deal.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2022:143:FIN
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Bloomberg, 30/03/2022: EU Targets Disposable Fashion, Tech Products to Curb Waste https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-30/eu-plans-to-curb-product-waste-from-mobile-phones-to-handbags

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EUR-LEX: SWD(2022)85: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Impact Assessment Report https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2022:85:FIN
EUR-LEX: SWD(2022)86: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment Report https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2022:86:FIN
European Commission: Consumer rights and complaints: Sustainable consumption https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/consumers/sustainable-consumption_en
European Commission: Press Release, 30/03/2022: Circular Economy: Commission proposes new consumer rights and a ban on greenwashing https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_22_2098

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