Fabian Demicoli

Consumer protection: “SWEEPING” internet sites

 A "sweep" is an enforcement action led by the EU and carried out by national enforcement authorities. Member States carry out checks for breaches in consumer law in a particular sector. In 2009 websites selling electronic goods were checked for compliance with EU consumer law. Overall, of 369 websites originally checked, 310 sites (84%) now comply with EU-wide consumer rules.

 

The main problems identified were information about consumer rights and about the total price and contact details of the trader. In Malta the Consumer Affairs Directorate within the Consumer and Competition Department investigated 10 traders selling electronic equipment on-line. Only 3 cases are still pending, one of which involves a Maltese trader whilst the other two involve cross-border traders. This year the "Sweep" exercise is targeting online sales of tickets for cultural and sporting events.

Source: MEUSACNEWS

What we can do for you

INFORMATION POINT

BUSINESS SERVICES

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

LOCAL ISSUES & LEGISLATION

B2B NETWORKING EVENTS

LEGAL ADVICE

FUNDING ASSISTANCE

COURSES

BECOME A MEMBER

The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.

A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).