Public consultation for the Fitness Check of EU consumer and marketing law

Last update: 19/05/2017
Deadline:

This online consultation took place between 12.05.2016 and 12.09.2016 in all EU languages. All citizens and organisations were welcome to respond.

The consultation dealt with six EU consumer and marketing directives covered by the ongoing Fitness Check:

In addition, it covered also the Consumer Rights Directive 2011/83/EU , which is subject to a separate evaluation.

The findings of the Fitness Check will provide basis for future policy initiatives in this area. The consultation therefore also included forward-looking questions on the potential areas to modernise the EU consumer and marketing rules.

The survey questionnaire consisted of short questionnaires for individual consumer and for individual companies and of a more comprehensive questionnaire for other respondents. This 'full' questionnaire was optional for individual consumers and individual companies. The European Commission assessed the responses and published a summary in January 2017 (see further below). The in-depth analysis of the results fed into the Commission's final report on Fitness Check of Consumer and Marketing law and the final report on the application of the Consumer Rights Directive, both soon to be published.

For more information, visit the webpage of the Fitness Check.

Consultation questions

Survey questionnaire pdf

Replies to the consultation (added on 17 January 2017)

Next steps

The Commission will publish the final report on the Fitness Check of Consumer and Marketing law.

Reference documents

Short description of the Directives subject to the consultationpdf(269 kB) (en)

Privacy Statementpdf(15 kB) (en)