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New liability rules on products to protect consumers and foster innovation

The Commission has adopted two proposals to adapt liability rules to the digital age, circular economy and the impact of global value chains.

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Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, said: 

The Product Liability Directive has been a cornerstone of the internal market for four decades. Today's proposal will make it fit to respond to the challenges of the decades to come. The new rules will reflect global value chains, foster innovation and consumer trust, and provide stronger legal certainty for businesses involved in the green and digital transition.

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