Summary title: Petition No 0025/2021 by Constantin Bausback (French) on amendment of Article 22 of the Consumer Rights Directive 2011/83/EU to exclude not-for-profit additional payments of the scope of the obligation of prior consent of the customer
Petition number: 0025/2021
Topics: Consumer Rights, Environment, Environment - Protection and Preservation
Country: European Union
Name: Constantin Bausback
The petitioner asks the amendment of the Article 22 of the Consumers Rights Directive to exclude of its scope the extra payments that intend to increase social benefit / reduce or compensate environmental impacts in direct relation of the goods and services offered by the retailer. Article 22 of the Consumer Rights Directive requires that the trader seek the express consent of the consumer before charging any extra payment in addition to the remuneration agreed upon for the trader’s main contractual obligation.The change suggested by the petitioner would mean in practice that the trader could charge extra payments to the consumer without his express consent if they are not-for-profit for the trader and that their aim is to increase social benefit, reduce or compensate environmental impacts.