Legal Literature detail
||Reference||Pandectele Romane nr. 5/2009|
|Country||Romania||Legal Literature date||2009|
|Author||J. GOICOVICI||Author initial|
|Title EN||The concept of "consumer" under Law no. 363/2007 on fighting against the unfair commercial practices of traders in relation to consumers||URL EN||N/A|
|Title RO||Notiunea de "consumator" în reglementarea Legii nr. 363/2007 privind combaterea practicilor incorecte ale comerciantilor în relatia cu consumatorii||URL RO||N/A|
|Keywords||collective action, consumer, consumer rights|
This article describes the concept of "consumer", as defined by Law no. 363/2007. It explains that this definition covers natural persons acting for purposes outside the scope of their professional activity, and that legal persons are excluded from protection unless it is a consumer association. The core of consumer protection is, therefore, offered by the use of the property or service by an individual for a personal goal.
The author also explains that consumer groups aiming at the protection of individual or collective interests of consumers, play a dual role: (1) they inform consumers, and (2) they represent them in court by acting in the collective interest of consumers. The risk of unfair practices on the part of a trader to cause potential victims justifies legal action by the consumer association.