Protecting consumers from unfair terms in contracts

 

SUMMARY OF:

Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts

Directive (EU) 2019/2161 amending Directive 93/13/EEC and Directives 98/6/EC, 2005/29/EC and 2011/83/EU as regards the better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules

WHAT DOES THE DIRECTIVE DO?

KEY POINTS

Directive 93/13/EEC

Penalties

FROM WHEN DO THE DIRECTIVES APPLY?

BACKGROUND

For more information, see:

MAIN DOCUMENTS

Council Directive 93/13/EEC of 5 April 1993 on unfair terms in consumer contracts (OJ L 95, 21.4.1993, pp. 29-34)

Successive amendments to Directive 93/13/EEC have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

Directive (EU) 2019/2161 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 amending Council Directive 93/13/EEC and Directives 98/6/EC, 2005/29/EC and 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the better enforcement and modernisation of Union consumer protection rules (OJ L 328, 18.12.2019, pp. 7-28)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Commission notice — Guidance on the interpretation and application of Council Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts (OJ C 323, 27.9.2019, pp. 4-92)

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee — A New Deal for Consumers (COM(2018) 183 final, 11.4.2018)

Regulation (EU) 2017/2394 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 (OJ L 345, 27.12.2017, pp. 1-26)

See consolidated version.

last update 10.03.2020