Law No. 296 on the Consumption Code


(enacted in 2004)

Law No. 296 on the Consumption Code (Lege Privind Codul Consumului) requires merchants in Romania to behave fairly in all consumer relations and gives consumers both the right to refuse to execute consumer contracts containing abusive provisions and the right to use all the enforcement rights provided by law. Under Article 29, consumer NGOs may be “social partners” with the right to be represented in central and local government agencies involved in consumer protection.

This law was amended by Laws No. 363 of 2005, 425 of 2006 and 363 of 2007.  The texts of these amendments are not currently available. 

DISCLAIMER: Due to the fact that an official English translation was unavailable, information for this summary has been taken from secondary sources and not from review of the actual legal text.