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Do the Commercial Agent Regulations SI 1993/3053 apply to second hand or reconditioned goods?

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Published on LexisPSL on 29/03/2018

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  • Do the Commercial Agent Regulations SI 1993/3053 apply to second hand or reconditioned goods?
  • General application
  • Definition of goods

General application

Regulation 2 of the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Commercial Agents Regulations), SI 1993/3053 state:

‘(1) In these Regulations—

commercial agent” means a self-employed intermediary who has continuing authority to negotiate the sale or purchase of goods on behalf of another person (the “principal”), or to negotiate and conclude the sale or purchase of goods on behalf of and in the name of that principal; but shall be understood as not including in particular:

(i) a person who, in his capacity as an officer of a company or association, is empowered to enter into commitments binding on that company or association;

(ii) a partner who is lawfully authorised to

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