The upcoming EU Right to Repair Directive

The European Parliament and the Council are about to adopt a new Right to Repair Directive as part of the EU’s circular economy action plan. The new directive will

  • require manufacturers and, under certain conditions, further market players to repair in-scope products outside the legal warranty and to inform consumers about their obligation,
  • amend the legal warranty rules laid down in the Sale of Goods Directive to make repair more attractive than replacement, and
  • introduce other measures to promote repair.

Following formal adoption by the EU Parliament and the Council and transposition into national law, we expect the new national rules to enter into force in mid-2026. In-scope companies should use this time to familiarise themselves with the new rules and implement appropriate risk prevention mechanisms and business strategies.

Read more in our client alert.