Are considered to be sales: retail sales which were advertised before the sale took place or during the sale and which were publicised as aiming to dispose of all or part of a merchandise inventory at an accelerated rate.
Sales can only involve merchandise which has been paid for and available for purchase for at least a month, counting from the start date of the sales period in question.
Sales can only take place for two periods per calendar year, each of which should last a maximum of two months. The dates (specified hereafter) of these sales will be established by ministerial decree:
- From 2 January to 15 February and from 28 June to 12 August of each year for all business categories, except businesses selling sports’ goods
- From 15 February to 31 March and from 28 June to 12 August of each year for businesses selling sports’ goods