Stage of legislative progress 

In force

Implementation Act

Law of 2 May 2019 on various provisions in the field of economics

Implementation date 

1 June 2019 

Responsible body/bodies (art. 7 (1) GBR)
 MS must designate one or more bodies for its adequate and effective enforcement. This can include courts or administrative authorities (recital 35 GBR).

The Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy (Economic Inspectorate) (modified Article XV.2 of the Belgian Code of Economic Law).

Enforcement measures (art. 7 (2) GBR)
 MS must lay down rules setting out the measures applicable to infringements. These measures must be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

A criminal fine ranging from € 26 to € 10,000 (new Article XV.125/4 of the Belgian Code of Economic Law).

Practical assistance (art. 8 GBR)
 MS must designate one or more bodies responsible for providing practical assistance to consumers in the case of a dispute between a consumer and a trader arising from the application of the GBR

The European Consumer Centre Belgium