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Gift vouchers should be valid for 2 years

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Effective date: not yet known

What changes?

Do you sell gift vouchers? The government wants to increase the period these are valid from 1 to 2 years. This will give consumers more time to use them.

The validity period of 2 years applies to all gift vouchers, no matter who bought them. It applies to (digital) vouchers that can be used to buy products in (online) shops as well as vouchers that can be used for an experience or activitiy.

For whom?

  • Those who sell gift vouchers
  • Companies that accept gift vouchers

When?

It is not yet known when the law on gift vouchers will be final.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication is the Staatsblad or Staatscourant (in Dutch)External link.

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