We would like to draw your attention to the amendment to the Consumer Protection Act, which is currently being discussed in the Chamber of Deputies.
The amendment, which reflects the current version of Directive 98/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, is supposed to introduce new rules for the notification of the discount price of a product.
The new rules will necessitate that the previous price quoted before the discount will have to be the lowest price at which the product has been sold/offered by the seller during a period of no less than 30 days before the discount was applied.
In case of products that have been offered for less than 30 days, the reference price for the discount has to be the lowest price applied from the time the product has been sold/offered by the seller.
However, the new rules do not apply to discounts granted to customers under so-called loyalty schemes, which they receive as a reward for their purchases, and discounts granted on the grounds of poor quality or defects. Furthermore, the new rules do not apply to perishable products or products with a short shelf life.
The price notification rules apply to both bricks-and-mortar shops and e-shops.
We will keep you informed of further developments on the adoption of the amendment.
In case of further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.