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Is it possible for a business based in the UK to have a transactional website for consumers, with prices in euro, and one set of terms governing all jurisdictions? Do you have any material on whether euro can be the currency of choice for online transactions eg even when based in the UK? Is it possible to contract out of consumer provisions in other jurisdictions? Or will they take precedence over any terms governed by UK law?

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Published on LexisPSL on 04/12/2017

The following Commercial Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is it possible for a business based in the UK to have a transactional website for consumers, with prices in euro, and one set of terms governing all jurisdictions? Do you have any material on whether euro can be the currency of choice for online transactions eg even when based in the UK? Is it possible to contract out of consumer provisions in other jurisdictions? Or will they take precedence over any terms governed by UK law?

In answering this Q&A, research has been limited to cover a UK website selling goods to consumers in any part of the EU and in conducting our research we have focussed on consumer laws in the EU.

Any business with a website will need to comply with various rules and regulations. The nature of these rules and regulations will vary depending upon whether the website is business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C), and whether the website offers the sale or supply of goods and/or services or simply just the provision of information or other content.

Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002, SI 2002/2013 apply to most businesses that:

  1. provide information or other content online

  2. sell goods and/or services to businesses or cons

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