Proposal for a Common European Sales Law

“… The overall objective of the proposal is to improve the establishment and the functioning of the internal market by facilitating the expansion of cross-border trade for business and crossborder purchases for consumers. This objective can be achieved by making available a selfstanding uniform set of contract law rules including provisions to protect consumers, the Common European Sales Law, which is to be considered as a second contract law regime within the national law of each Member State. Traders should be able to apply the Common European Sales Law in all their cross-border dealings within the European Union instead of having to adapt to different national contract laws, provided that the other party to the contract agrees …”

Proposal for a Regulation on a Common European Sales Law, SEC(2011) 1165 final, Brussels, 11.10.2011.

First posted 2011-10-11 16:07:39

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