Swedish Trade Federation questions proposal from the European Commission

3/17/2016

On the 9th of December, 2015, the European Commission presented two proposals with two main purposes: to better protect consumers that are shopping online, regardless where in the EU the trader is based, as well as help e-traders expand their online sales.

The consumer contract legislation varies in the EU countries, and this has caused great costs for the traders. In addition, consumers have not felt safe when shopping online from another country.

For this reason, the European commission presented a number of changes last year, (read more about the proposal in the press release on the Commission's website).

No balance

Swedish Trade Federation believes that there is no balance between the consumer protection and the interests of the traders, and that all proposed changes benefits the consumer, even though the need for an improved consumer protection has not been detected.

Read more on Swedish Trade Federation's website. (Swedish)