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Liability for defective products

Directive

Directive 1999/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 May 1999 amending Council Directive 85/374/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerningliability for defective products

Reports of the Commission

  • COM(2011) 547 final - Fourth report on the application of Directive 85/374/EEC concerning liability for defective products
  • COM(2006) 496 final - Third report on the application of Directive 85/374/EEC concerning liability for defective products
  • COM(2000) 893 final - Second report on the application of Directive 85/374/EEC concerning liability for defective products
  • COM(1995) 617 final - First report on the application of Directive 85/374/EEC concerning liability for defective products

External studies

  • "Analysis of the Economic Impact of the Development Risk Clause as provided by Directive 85/374/EEC on Liability for Defective Products" - an in-depth analysis of practical cases and a survey of interested parties provided by the Fondazione Rosselli (2004)
  • "Product Liability in the European Union - a report for the European Commission" - analysis and comparison of the practical effects of the different systems applicable in all Member States of the European Union on the bringing of claims for defective products provided by Lovells (2003)
  • "Report for the Commission of the European Communities on the application of Directive 85/374/EEC on liability for defective products" - study provided by McKenna&Co (1994)

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