New regulations applicable to contracts for the sale of goods and contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services
As part of the Digital Single Market Strategy established at EU level, in the last days of year 2021, the Romanian Government approved two important pieces of regulatory acts in the consumer protection field, which transpose the corresponding European Directives, namely:
• Government Emergency Ordinance no. 140/2021 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sale of goods (“GEO no. 140/2021”), which was published in Official Gazette no. 1245/31.12.2021 and entered into force on 1 January 2022;
• Government Ordinance no. 2/2021 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services (“GEO no. 141/2021”), which was published in Official Gazette no. 1248/30.12.2021 and will enter into force on 9 January 2022.
The two above-mentioned normative acts concern mainly contractual relationships between merchants and consumers, with the main objective of ensuring a high level of consumer protection and increased legal certainty in the context of current technological developments.