Sales: regulated commercial practices

With respect to commercial practices, certain regulations are in force in order to:

  • protect the consumer;
  • encourage competition between businesses.

As a sales professional, you are required to comply with these rules. More particularly, the following is regulated:

  • door-to-door selling;
  • distance selling;
  • discount sales.

If you do not comply with these regulations, you are at the risk of:

  • fines and penalties;
  • criminal prosecution;
  • civil action for damages;
  • injunction action;
  • an administrative withdrawal of the business permit.
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