Do national regulators enforce rules against entities operating abroad?
GO 99/2000 applies to all commercial activities and services performed in Romania, irrespective of whether the organizer is a foreign entity or not.
The GO 99/2000 does not provide a distinction between prize promotions operated by a Romanian entity on the Romanian territory and prize promotions operated purely online outside of Romania, whether targeting Romanian consumers or simply allowing them to participate.
However, should Art. 6 of Rome 1 EU Regulation providing for the law governing contracts concluded between a consumer and a professional become applicable, Romanian consumers are protected by provisions included in national legislation which cannot be overwritten by the provisions of the promotion rules.