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   Unfair Commercial Practices - Unfair Commercial Practices – An analysis of the existing national laws on unfair commercial practices between business and consumers in the new Member States

Introduction

The Unfair Commercial Practices (UCP) Directive was adopted in May 2005. It will be applicable in the Member States by December 2007. These reports provide an analysis of the existing national rules, including case-law, on unfair commercial practices by business affecting consumers in the ten new Member States. They complement previous studies on national fairness laws in the European Union. The General Report contains an overview of the national regulatory frameworks on unfair commercial practices (e.g. general clauses, definitions, provisions on misleading advertising and aggressive practices). The National Reports provide more detailed information on the national laws as well as an overview of cases, decisions and codes of conduct.

Disclaimer :

"These reports were produced by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London) for DG Health & Consumer Protection and represent the views of the contractor or author. These views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the Commission's or DG Health & Consumer Protection's views. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in these reports, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof."

 

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