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Consultation on the EU Proposal for a Consumer Rights Directive

Starting Date: 10-11-08

Closing Date: 02-02-09

On Wednesday 8 October the Commission published a proposal for a new Consumer Rights Directive. The Consumer Rights Directive would repeal four existing European consumer Directives; the Doorstep Selling Directive (85/577/EEC), the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Directive (93/13/EEC), the Distance Selling Directive (97/7/EC) and the Consumer Sales and Guarantees Directive (1999/44/EC); and replace them with a single horizontal Directive.

BERR published a consultation on the EU proposals on 10 November 2008.

The consultation closed on Monday 2 February 2009 and negotiations are now taking place on the Directive.

If you have any comments or questions on the Directive please email

Consultation Documents

Consultation Responses