Policy areas /overview / detail
May 11, 2007
Distance selling directive & directive on electronic commerce
Pearle* welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to consider the review of the Consumer Acquis. The main directive of importance for the performing arts sector is the Distance selling directive (97/7/EC). The majority of tickets for live performances are sold ‘on distance’; through the internet or telephone. The main feature of the service concerns the immediate consumption of a performance. Hence, the sector requires specific rules, since it is impossible to apply certain common rules for consumers. Therefore, Pearle* believes any reforms to the Consumer Acquis should take into account specific issues in the relationship between the seller and the consumer in the live performance sector. On this subject you can find Pearle’s comments on the Commission consultation on the Consumer Acquis, as well as Pearle’s answers to a public consultation on the future of electronic commerce in the internal market.