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Position paper - AmCham EU’s response to the Public Consultation on Collective Redress

11 Aug 2017
All Committees
Consumer affairs


The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) welcomes the European Commission’s public consultation on collective redress.

However, this initiative should focus on areas where real concerns have been identified and take into account existing remedies already available to EU citizens.

In view of the potential rise of collective actions in the EU, any initiative should focus on the proper implementation of the existing EU recommendations to ensure access to justice and legal certainty for consumers and traders alike.

AmCham EU urges the Commission to maintain, strengthen and enforce its current approach to collective redress. This is intended to avoid an abusive litigation culture, while ensuring the proposed rules facilitate easier consumer redress, benefitting business, consumers and society as a whole.