At the time the United Kingdom is leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal the EU law on consumer rights will lose its force. Under certain conditions, consumers who are purchasing goods from the United Kingdom will still find protection under the union law.

If a consumer who is based in the EU buys goods from a trader who is based in the United Kingdom and focuses his commercial activities on the EU member state where the consumer is based, the EU consumer law is applicable. According to the EU law on consumer rights the law of the EU member state of the consumer is applicable, which means that the EU law on consumer protection will still be applied. This means that it remains possible for a consumer from an EU member state to start proceedings against a trader based in the United Kingdom after Brexit.

However, if the trader does not address his commercial activities to the EU member state of the consumer, the rights of the consumer are dependent on the British rules.

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