Edited by Paula Giliker
Chapter 5: Directive 85/374/EEC concerning liability for defective products: in the name of harmonisation, the internal market and consumer protection
Directive 85/374/EEC on liability for defective products has all the appearances of a consumer protection measure, however, a closer examination of the Directive and related case law from the Court of Justice shows that it is first and foremost an internal market measure based on maximum harmonisation. This chapter focusses on the harmonising nature of Directive 85/374/ECC and critically reviews the impact of maximum harmonisation on the consumer protection agenda. It also explores the respective competences of the European Union and member states and the room for manoeuvre left to member states. The chapter identifies the EuropeanCommission as the key player in any future development of Directive 85/374/EEC.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.