REFIT of EU consumer law


The European Commission is currently undergoing a fitness check of the laws relating to consumer rights. BEUC is a member of the stakeholder group which consults the Commission. REFIT looks at whether consumer rights, such as the right not to be misled, to be protected against unfair terms or to have remedies in case of faulty goods, are fit for purpose or need to be modernised. Our objective in this area is to try to prevent the EU from taking decisions that lead to a weakening of consumer protection. We will also try to strengthen enforcement of the law and push for redress options.