The new French Consumer Protection Law (“Loi Hamon”) was adopted by the French National Assembly on February 13, 2014 and was promulgated on March 17, 2014. This law has many implications for businesses, notably for the stricter rules on the payment terms.

In France, any producer, service provider, wholesaler or importer must communicate its terms and conditions to any purchaser of goods or services acting as a professional. They may of course also agree to special conditions of sale.

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