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Retailers disappointed with Council approach to rules on the sale of goods

Retailers today voiced their disappointment at the general approach adopted by the Council on the proposal on contracts for the sale of goods and consumer guarantees. Christian Verschueren, Director-General of EuroCommerce said:

“The Council has missed an important opportunity in discarding the fully harmonised approach proposed by the Commission, and opting for minimum harmonisation. Instead of modernising consumer protection, the Council approach maintains major national differences. This will do nothing to reduce existing barriers to cross-border ecommerce, holding back the development of a properly-functioning digital market in Europe and denying consumers and businesses its massive potential benefits.” 

 

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"The Narratives"

EuroCommerce Narrative on Retail and Wholesale in a changing world…

The world is changing rapidly. Retailers and wholesalers have repeatedly shown how resilient and adaptive they are, and are moving ahead with embracing this change, providing value to customers, suppliers, and society at large. This great story is worth telling – both to the sector and to the wider world. And the story needs to say clearly what we want from the EU and from national governments to make our sector sustainably competitive.

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"The Narratives"