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ECO 2.3 Minimum information requirements

ECO 2.3.1 R

When providing electronic commerce activities to an EEA ECA recipient, an outgoing ECA provider must comply with the requirements set out in ECO 3 Annex 1 R (1), (2) and, if it is a professional firm (or a person that is regulated by the equivalent of a designated professional body in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom), (3).

ECO 2.3.2 G

ECO 3 Annex 1 R implements provisions contained in the E-Commerce Directive, as follows:

  1. (1)

    ECO 3 Annex 1 R(1) implements articles 5 (except paragraph 1(f)), 6 and 10 of the directive; these provisions require certain information to be provided by an outgoing ECA provider before any contract is entered into;

  2. (2)

    ECO 3 Annex 1 R(2) implements article 11 of the directive, which relates to matters arising after the contract has been entered into; and

  3. (3)

    ECO 3 Annex 1 R(3) implements article 5.1(f) of the directive; these requirements apply where the outgoing ECA provider is a professional firm (or a person that is regulated by the equivalent of a designated professional body in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom); this Annex will therefore mainly be relevant to firms which are solicitors, accountants, or actuaries.