The revised Consumer Contract Act, which newly expands the scope of "unfair solicitation" that allows cancellation of contracts under the Malicious Business Code, came into effect on January 1.

The revised Consumer Contract Law was enacted in May last year in response to the aging of the population and the expansion of online transactions due to the Corona disaster, and the law came into effect on the 5st.

Specifically, if a business operator with malicious business practices engages in unfair solicitation, such as accompanying a consumer
to a place where it is difficult to leave without telling them that he or she is soliciting, or
obstructing communication for consultation with intimidating words and actions, we will add to the scope of the right of cancellation that allows you to cancel the contract.

This is a case where you invite someone you met on the Internet to a meal, then recommend the purchase of a product behind closed doors, and when the other person refuses, you persistently solicit them by saying, "You should definitely buy it now."

In addition, the revised Consumer Contract Act includes the obligation to make efforts to explain to businesses
the basis for calculating the "cancellation fee" of the contract, and ▽ invalid provisions with unclear exemptions such as "unless it violates laws and

Yutaka Arai, Commissioner of the Consumer Affairs Agency, said, "It is a law that cancels various forms of unfair solicitation, and I want you to know that you can claim the invalidity of a contract and exercise your rights in case of trouble."

In addition, the revised Specified Commercial Transactions Act, which allows the issuance of contracts in paper writing, such as door-to-door sales, by e-mail with the consent of consumers, came into effect on January 1.