1.9.4. Information requirements in the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and the Services Directive

Contrary to sector-specific legislation, the Services Directive has a broad horizontal scope of application - it applies to services in general as defined in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ("TFEU"), with certain exceptions. It can therefore not be considered as lex specialis in relation to the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive within the meaning of Article 3(4).

As regards information requirements, this means that the provisions in Article 22 of the Services Directive will apply in addition to the information required in the case of an invitation to purchase under Article 7(4) of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive. However, Member States will be prevented from imposing national information requirements for invitations to purchase over and above those set out in the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and in the Services Directive.


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