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Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on a Common European Sales Law

Abstract

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. It should cover the full life cycle of a contract and thus comprise most of the areas which are relevant when concluding crossborder contracts.

Process

Commission Status

11/10/2011 Proposal Adopted by European Commission
Next Action: TBA

EU Parliament Status

11/10/2011 Received from Commission
Next Action: Will be allocated to relevant Parliamentary Committee(s)

Council Status

28/10/2011 Discussions at Council
Next Action: TBA

Additional Comments

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