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Unfair Commerical Practise - A comparison between European Directives and Swedish Legislation

Kellerman, Niclas (2006) HAR333 20062
Department of Business Law
Abstract
In the ongoing work to harmonize legislation throughout the European Union the focus is now set on protecting the weaker party in a contractual agreement. With the increased cross-border trade the consumer’s rights are put to risk due to different national rules throughout the Member States. Consumers that are not familiar with the legislations in other Member States will choose to shop locally so as to prevent any problems arising from cross-border purchases.
A consumer is to some extent protected under national law but the question becomes one of whether the same rules can be applied throughout the whole European Union. One of the main scopes of the European Union is free movement of goods and services which aims to remove the national... (More)
In the ongoing work to harmonize legislation throughout the European Union the focus is now set on protecting the weaker party in a contractual agreement. With the increased cross-border trade the consumer’s rights are put to risk due to different national rules throughout the Member States. Consumers that are not familiar with the legislations in other Member States will choose to shop locally so as to prevent any problems arising from cross-border purchases.
A consumer is to some extent protected under national law but the question becomes one of whether the same rules can be applied throughout the whole European Union. One of the main scopes of the European Union is free movement of goods and services which aims to remove the national barriers that prevent cross-border trade between a businessman and a consumer. Several Directives outline the importance to protect the right of the consumer and to prevent unfair terms in contractual agreements. There are still inconsistencies in the regulatory framework even though efforts to harmonize the rules within the European Union started a long time ago. (Less)
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author
Kellerman, Niclas
supervisor
organization
course
HAR333 20062
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
EC Law, Sweden, European Union, Consumer Protection, Cross-border Trade, Directives
language
English
id
2862081
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2012-07-11 13:29:53
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2012-07-11 13:29:53
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  abstract     = {In the ongoing work to harmonize legislation throughout the European Union the focus is now set on protecting the weaker party in a contractual agreement. With the increased cross-border trade the consumer’s rights are put to risk due to different national rules throughout the Member States. Consumers that are not familiar with the legislations in other Member States will choose to shop locally so as to prevent any problems arising from cross-border purchases.
A consumer is to some extent protected under national law but the question becomes one of whether the same rules can be applied throughout the whole European Union. One of the main scopes of the European Union is free movement of goods and services which aims to remove the national barriers that prevent cross-border trade between a businessman and a consumer. Several Directives outline the importance to protect the right of the consumer and to prevent unfair terms in contractual agreements. There are still inconsistencies in the regulatory framework even though efforts to harmonize the rules within the European Union started a long time ago.},
  author       = {Kellerman, Niclas},
  keyword      = {EC Law,Sweden,European Union,Consumer Protection,Cross-border Trade,Directives},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Unfair Commerical Practise - A comparison between European Directives and Swedish Legislation},
  year         = {2006},
}