UK: Retail Motor Industry Federation welcomes new unfair trade rules
Potential new rules that could protect consumers from unfair business practices have been welcomed by the United Kingdom's Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI). The European Union (EU) has adopted a proposal for a directive on unfair commercial practices that would clarify consumer rights and make cross-border trade more simple. The directive would protect consumers from misleading and aggressive practices, such as deceptive advertising or illusory offers, whether they buy from a local outlet or via a website based in another member state. The directive could be in force as soon as 2005.
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