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Directive 2013/11/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC (Directive on consumer ADR)

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CHAPTER V FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 21Penalties

Member States shall lay down the rules on penalties applicable to infringements of the national provisions adopted in particular pursuant to Article 13 and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that they are implemented. The penalties provided for shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

Article 22Amendment to Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004

In the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004, the following point is added:

‘20.

Directive 2013/11/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes (OJ L 165, 18.6.2013, p. 63): Article 13..

Article 23Amendment to Directive 2009/22/EC

In Annex I to Directive 2009/22/EC the following point is added:

‘14.

Directive 2013/11/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes (OJ L 165, 18.6.2013, p. 63): Article 13..

Article 24Communication

1.By 9 July 2015, Member States shall communicate to the Commission:

(a)

where appropriate, the names and contact details of the bodies designated in accordance with Article 14(2); and

(b)

the competent authorities including, where appropriate, the single point of contact, designated in accordance with Article 18(1).

Member States shall inform the Commission of any subsequent changes to this information.

2.By 9 January 2016, Member States shall communicate to the Commission the first list referred to in Article 20(2).

3.The Commission shall transmit to the Member States the information referred to in point (a) of paragraph 1.

Article 25Transposition

1.Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 9 July 2015. They shall forthwith communicate to the Commission the text of those provisions.

When Member States adopt those provisions, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. Member States shall determine how such reference is to be made.

2.Member States shall communicate to the Commission the text of the main provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.

Article 26Report

By 9 July 2019, and every four years thereafter, the Commission shall submit to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee a report on the application of this Directive. That report shall consider the development and the use of ADR entities and the impact of this Directive on consumers and traders, in particular on the awareness of consumers and the level of adoption by traders. That report shall be accompanied, where appropriate, by proposals for amendment of this Directive.

Article 27Entry into force

This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 28Addressees

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

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