1. Consumers, competitors, including through their associations or organizations, before starting the procedure referred to in Article 27, may agree with the professional to apply beforehand, the responsible person or the body responsible for checking the code of conduct relating to a specific sector the agreed resolution of the dispute aimed at prohibiting or terminating the continuation of the unfair commercial practice.
2. In any case, the appeal pursuant to this article, whatever the outcome of the procedure, does not prejudice the consumer's right to apply to the Authority, pursuant to article 27, or to the competent judge.
3. Once the procedure has started before a self-regulatory body, the parties may agree to refrain from taking action before the final judgment, or they can request the suspension of the procedure before the Authority, where the same has also been activated. by another legitimate subject, pending the ruling of the self-regulatory body. The Authority, having assessed all the circumstances, can order the suspension of the procedure for a period not exceeding thirty days.