New Regulation on Distance Contracts
- Thursday, April 16, 2015
By: Att. Ecem Cetinyilmaz; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey - TAGLaw)
A distance contract is defined as “any contract concerning goods or services concluded between a supplier and a consumer under an organized distance sales or service-provision scheme, wherein the parties make use of means of distance communication up to and including the moment at which the contract is concluded”.
The New Regulation contains newly introduced provisions concerning consumers and distance suppliers including e-commerce companies, as well as companies that make sales or provide services via telephone. In line with the nature of consumer protection legislation, this brings with it further protection for consumers, and imposes further liabilities upon distance suppliers.