The Draft bill on Consumer Law has been adopted by the Council of Ministers and introduced at first reading at the National Assembly on 2 May 2013. The draft bill aims in particular at establishing class action to repair pecuniary losses suffered by consumers in connection with the sale of goods, provision of services or anticompetitive practices. It also contains several provisions to strengthen pre-contractual information and consumers' contractual rights (door-step selling, distance selling, guarantees, payment ...) and the powers of investigation under Article L.450-3 of the French Commercial Code. The text also aims at reforming the system of penalties for non-compliance of payment terms between businesses and noncompliance with the contractual formalism for trade relations between professionals.
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