A Common European Sales Law for the European Union - A proposal for a regulation
The Government has issued a Call for Evidence about the impact, possible costs and benefits of the European Commission’s proposed Regulation for a Common European Sales Law.
Why We Are Consulting
This Call for Evidence seeks evidence about the European Commission’s proposed Regulation for a Common European Sales Law.
The Government has issued this Call for Evidence with the aim of obtaining evidence/views from UK interests to develop its future position on the proposed Regulation.
The Call for Evidence also seeks, where possible, specific statistical data and potential costs, benefits and risks of operating an alternative EU contract law regime for cross-border sales alongside national domestic laws in this area.
The proposed Regulation will apply in business-to-consumer and business-to-business contracts where one of the parties to the contract is a Small or Medium Enterprise.
Published 13 November 2012
Earlier this year, the Government issued this Call for Evidence on the European Commission’s proposed Regulation for a Common European Sales Law. The aim of the Call for Evidence was to obtain evidence and views from UK stakeholders which would contribute to the development of the Government's position on the proposal.
The Government received 43 responses from representatives of the legal profession, businesses and consumers, the judiciary, academics and individuals. Following analysis of the evidence provided, the Government is now in a position to publish its response to the Call for Evidence.
- A Common European Sales Law for the European Union – A proposal for a Regulation from the European Commission - The Government Response, 267.1 kB (PDF document)
- Impact assessment, 210.1 kB (PDF document)