The Commission has published a roadmap to evaluate consumer law in 2016 and 2017. The evaluation will cover six Directives which have an important impact on consumers’ and businesses’ everyday life including the Unfair Contract Terms Directive.

There will be a separate review of the Consumer Rights Directive during 2016, with the results feeding into the fitness check. The check will consider:

  • further harmonisation of consumer protection rules;
  • the prospect of consolidating consumer law into a single instrument;
  • should consumer protection be extended to SMEs and not-for-profits; and
  • whether action should be taken in respect of consumer-to-consumer and consumer-to-business transactions.

The Commission is seeking comments for the next four weeks. (Source: Commission Announces Consumer Protection Roadmap)