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Norway active in ensuring high consumer protection

06/10/2010 // Norway and the other EEA/EFTA States submitted EEA EFTA Comment on the proposal for a directive on consumer rights on October 1. The proposal is currently debated in the European Parliament. Norway wants to uphold rules that ensure better consumer protection than the draft directive provides for and to ensure that Norwegian consumer rights are not weakened.

There have been improvements in the draft directive in comparison to the first proposal from the Commission, but the EEA EFTA States still believe there are room for further improvements.

Please find the EEA EFTA Comment on the Draft Report on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Consumer Rights (COM (2008) 614) by the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection here.

As part of the EEA EFTA States’ possibility to participate in shaping EU legislation, i.e.when the Commission draws up legislative proposals, the EFTA side hands over a number of comments on important policy issues.

The comments are elaborated by EFTA working groups, cleared by relevant subcommittees, endorsed by the Standing Committee and officially noted by the EEA Joint Committee after they have been sent to relevant services in the Commission and in the European Parliament.



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