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CONSUMER CODE (Legislative Part)

(English Version Links to Legifrance)

 

Volume I

Consumer information and contract formation

 

Part I

Consumer information

Chapter I

General obligation of information (Articles L111-1 to L111-3)

Chapter II

Manner of presentation and labelling (Articles L112-1 to L112-7)

Chapter III

Price and conditions of sales (Articles L113-1 to L113-3)

Chapter IV

Information on delivery dates (Article L114-1)

Chapter V

Development of products and services

 

Section 1

Appellations d’origine

 

Sub-section 1

Definition (Article L115-1)

 

Sub-section 2

Administrative protection procedure (Articles L115-2 to L115-7)

 

Sub-section 3

Judicial protection procedure (Articles L115-8 to L115-15)

 

Sub-section 4

Criminal procedures (Articles L115-16 to L115-18)

 

Sub-section 5

L’institut national des appellations d’origine

 

Section 2

Labels and certification of food and agricultural products (Articles L115-21 to L115-26)

 

Section 3

Protected appellations d’origine, protected geographical information and attestations de spécifité  (Articles L115-26-1 to L115-26-4)

 

Section 4

Certification of services and non-food products (Articles L115-27 to L115-33)

 

 

Part II

Commercial practices

Chapter I

Regulated commercial practices

 

Section 1

Advertising (Articles L121-1 to L121-15)

 

Section 2

Distance selling of goods and services (Article L121-20-9 to L121-20-10)

 

Section 3

Canvassing (Articles L121-21 to L121-33)

 

Section 4

Direct selling (Article L121-34)

 

Section 5

Sales or services with free gifts (Article L121-35)

 

Section 6

Lottery and sweepstake advertising (Articles L121-36 to L121-41)

 

Section 8

Advertising  and business practices concerning baby food (Articles L121-50 to L121-53)

 

Section 9

Timeshare contracts (Articles L121-60 to L121-76)

 

Section 10

Appellation de boulanger and enseigne de boulangerie  (Articles L121-80 to L121-82]

 

Chapter II

Illegal business practices

 

Section 1

Refusal and subordination of sale or services (Article 122-1)

 

Section 2

Unsolicited goods or services (Articles L122-2 to L122-5)

 

Section 3

Pyramid selling of goods or services (Articles L122-8 to L122-11)

 

Section 4

Abuse of weakness (Articles L122-8 to L122-11)

 

 

Part III

General contractual provisions

Chapter I

Deposits and advance payments

Chapter II

Unfair terms

 

Section 1

Consumer protection against unfair terms (Article L132-1)

 

Section 2

La Commission des clauses abusives (Articles L132-2 to L132-5)

 

Chapter III

Contract interpretation and contents (Articles L133-1 to L133-2)

Chapter IV

Provision of standard form contracts (Article 134-1)

Chapter V

Conflicting laws relating to unfair terms (Article L135-1)

 

 

Part IV

Agents’ powers and jurisdictional proceedings

 

Sole chapter

Special provisions relating to agents’ powers and jurisdictional proceedings (Article L141-1)

 

 

Volume II

Conformity and safety of products and services

 

Part I

Conformity

 

Chapter I

General provisions

 

Section 1

Legal guarantee (Article L211-1)

 

Section 2

Special provisions relating to contractual guarantees (Article L211-2)

 

Chapter II

General obligation of conformity (Article L212-1)

Chapter III

Fraud and falsification

 

Section 1

False description (Articles L213-1 to L213-2)

 

Section 2

Adulteration of food and drugs (Articles L213-3 to L213-4)

 

Section 3

Repeat offences (Articles L213-5 to L213-6)

 

Chapter IV

Enforcement powers (Articles L214-1 to L214-3)

Chapter V

Powers of investigation

 

Section 1

Authorised authorities (Articles L215-1 to L215-2)

 

Section 2

Investigation and report (Articles L215-3 to L215-4)

 

Section 3

Emergency measures (Articles L215-5 to L215-8)

 

Section 4

Analysis (Articles L215-9 to L215-17)

 

Section 5

Provisions relating to conformity and to EC mark (Article L215-18)

 

Chapter VI

Common provisions (Articles L216-1 to L216-9)

Chapter VII

Special provisions (Articles L217-1 to L217-10)

Chapter VIII

Prevention in respect of human and animal foodstuffs

 

Section 1

General provisions (Articles L218-1 to l218-5)

 

Section 2

Establishments processing products using ionisation (L218-6)

 

Section 3

Criminal provisions (Article L218-7)

 

Part II

Safety

 

Chapter I

Prevention (Articles L221-1 to L221-10)

Chapter II

Authorisations and powers of agents (Articles L222-1 to L222-3)

Chapter III

Penalties (Articles L223-1 to L223-2)

Chapter IV

La commission de la sécurité des consommateurs (Articles L224-1 to L224-6)

Chapter V

Other provisions (Article L225-1)

 

Volume III

Endebtment

 

Part I

Credit

 

Chapter I

Consumer credit

 

Section 1

Area of application (Articles L311-1 to L311-3)

 

Section 2

Advertising (Article L311-4)

 

Section 3

The interest free credit (Articles L311-5 to L311-7)

 

Section 4

The credit contract (Articles L311-8 to L311-19)

 

Section 5

Connected credit

 

Section 6

Early settlement repayment and debter default

 

Sub-section 1

Early settlement (Article L311-29)

 

Sub-section 2

Debt default (Article L311-30 to L311-32) 

 

Sub-section 3

Common provisions (Article L311-33 to L311-36)

 

Chapter II

Credit for land purchase

 

Section 1

Area of application (Articles L312-1 to L312-3)

 

Section 2

Advertising (Articles L312-4 to L312-6)

 

Section 3

The credit contract (Articles L312-7 to L312-14-1)

 

Section 4

The main contract (Articles L312-15 to L312-20)

 

Section 5

Early settlement and debt default (articles L312-21 to L312-23)

 

Section 6

Lease purchase and lease with promise to sell (Articles L312-24 to L312-31)

 

Section 7

Penalties (Articles L312-32 to L312-35)

 

Section 8

Procedure (Article L312-36)

 

Chapter III

Common provisions

 

Section 1

Interest rate (Articles L313-1 to L313-6)

 

Sub-section 1

The annual percentage rate (Articles L313-1 to L313-2)

 

Sub-section 2

The usury rate (Articles L313-3 TO l313-6)

 

Section 2

Guarantees (Articles L313-7 to L313-10)

 

Section 3

Payment of seller (Article L313-11)

 

Section 4

Time order (Article L313-12)

 

Section 5

Bills of exchange and promissory notes (Article L313-13)

 

Section 6

Powers of investigation (Article L313-14)

 

Section 7

Regulatory powers (Article L313-15)

 

Section 8

Public policy provision (Article L313-16)

 

 

Part II

Brokers and the settlement of debts

 

Chapter I

Void agreements (Article L321-1)

Chapter II

Other provisions (Articles L322-1 to L322-3)

 

 

Part III

Handling situations of overindebtedness

 

Chapter I

Proceedings before the commission de surendettement des particuliers  (Articles L331-1 to L331-11)

Chapter II

Supervision by the judge of the measures recommended by the commission de surendettement (Articles L332-1 to L332-3)

Chapter III

Judicial arrangement for bankruptcy (Article L332-4)

Chapter IV

Common provisions (Articles L333-1 to L333-8)

 

Part IV

 

Guarantees (Article L341-1)

 

Volume IV

Consumer associations

 

Part I

Association approval

Chapter I

The associations (Article L411-1)

 

Chapter II

Consumer cooperatives (Article L412-1)

 

Part II

Associations’ legal actions

 

Chapter I

Action taken in the collective interest of consumers

 

Section 1

Compensation in criminal courts (Articles L421-1 to L421-5)

 

Section 2

Stop orders (Article L421-6)

 

Section3

Intervention in civil actions (Article L421-7)

 

Section 4

Common provisions (Articles L421-8 to L421-9)

 

Chapter II

Representative action (Articles L422-1 to L422-3)

 

 

Volume V

The institutions

 

Part III

L’institut national de la consommation

 

Chapter I

Administrative organisation (Article L531-1)

 

Part VI

Testings laboratory

 

Chapter I

Aims (Article L561-1)

Chapter II

Operation (Article L562-1)

 

 
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