EU moves to boost e-commerce

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The European Commission has issued updated guidance for ending unjustified geo-blocking to help member states and e-commerce businesses to adapt to the new rules which start applying across the EU from 3rd December 2018.

The rules against unjustified geo-blocking are designed to allow consumers and companies, to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the EU.

Miebach’s UK expansion “especially useful” after BrexitThe Commission is also taking steps to make parcel delivery across the EU more affordable. A new Regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services entered into force earlier this year.

An implementing act adopted today specifies the information that parcel delivery service providers will have to hand in to national regulators. This will lead to increased transparency and improved regulatory oversight on the EU parcel market.


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