Common European Sales Law

20-02-2014

The proposed Common European Sales Law (CESL) is intended to create a uniform set of contract rules available to traders and consumers entering into cross-border transactions in the internal market. The Legal Affairs Committee backs the proposal, but has tabled numerous amendments. However, the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, an associated committee under Rule 50, suggested changing the legal form of CESL to a directive.

The proposed Common European Sales Law (CESL) is intended to create a uniform set of contract rules available to traders and consumers entering into cross-border transactions in the internal market. The Legal Affairs Committee backs the proposal, but has tabled numerous amendments. However, the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, an associated committee under Rule 50, suggested changing the legal form of CESL to a directive.