Cellements (www.cellements.com) joined the Estonian Direct Selling Association as a prospective member from December 2018. Cellements is a Swedish origin company based in Estonia and focusing on developing environmentally and user friendly products in the bio tech sector.
On October 17, Gintautas Zaleckas, representing the Baltic Direct Selling Associations, participated in the 7th Annual European Direct Selling Conference and in the European Direct Selling Association-Seldia 50th years anniversary celebration in Brussels.
According to a representative public survey conducted by the research agency Turu-uuringute AS by the order of Estonian Direct Selling Association, 54% of the surveyed Estonia’s residents purchased some product through direct sales at least once, which is 14% more than in 2011. Both doubled the number of times, who buy continuously, and the number of customers who bought one or several times.
Since June 13th in Estonia, as in other European Union member states, will entry into force the new, uniform requirements for consumer rights when buying at a distance selling, i.e. online, by phone, post, and off-premises, for example at home, workplace or at the excursion or demonstration of products organized by the trader (direct selling). This is related with entry into force of provisions of European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/83/EU on Consumer Rights, which was adopted already in 2011. This Directive into Estonian national legislation was transposed last year, while the changes of Consumer Protection Act and Law of Obligation Act will take effect from 13th June, 2014.