Consumer Sales Directive & Direct Producers' Liability

Published: 3 October 2006

Policies & Issues: Legal

Orgalime comments on Commission Questionnaire

Orgalime views with trepidation that the Commission, in its review of Directive 1999/44/EC on certain aspects of the sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees, is examining the case for introducing, at Community level, direct producers' liability. We strongly oppose any considerations of amending Directive 1999/44/EC in this respect and believe that there is no need for introducing direct producers' liability.

We are worried that this would considerably harm the competitiveness of the European economy and furthermore discriminate European companies vis-a-vis their non-European competitors that would not need to operate under such conditions.

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