French minister eager to hold e-commerce platforms to account for VAT fraud

By |avgust 26th, 2019|blacklist, digital tax, e-Commerce, France, GAFA, News, tax havens, VAT fraud|

France's minister of public action and accounts, Gérald Darmanin, wants to reform VAT collection for e-commerce platforms. The French minister also wishes to draw inspiration from the EU's tax haven blacklist to establish a similar one for fraudulent platforms. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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Brussels plans new EU packaging rules to cut waste

By |november 23rd, 2018|e-Commerce, News, packaging, Packaging waste, recycling, recycling targets, Waste and recycling|

The European Commission has started gathering views from EU member states, the packaging industry and online retailers ahead of a comprehensive review of EU rules on packaging waste, part of efforts to boost reuse and recycling rates by 2030.

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Legislating with blinkers: the EU’s copyright reform is up for the vote

By |september 11th, 2018|article 13, BEUC, copyright, Copyright bill, e-Commerce, Facebook, Google, News, YouTube|

Europe’s creative sector is without doubt very important to our economy. Over the past decades it has grown, mainly due to what is arguably Europe’s (and the world’s) most valuable shared economic asset: the internet.

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Commission acts against price fixing in online resales

By |julij 24th, 2018|e-Commerce, Margrethe Vestager, News, Online Shopping, Philips|

The European Commission levied fines totalling €111 million against Asus, Philips, Pioneer and Denon & Marantz on Tuesday (24 July) for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on online retailers.

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EU loses €60 billion annually to counterfeits

By |junij 7th, 2018|counterfeit drugs, counterfeit goods, e-Commerce, EUIPO, European Commission, European Intellectual Property Office, international trade, News|

According to a study by the EU’s Intellectual Property Office, revenue losses generated by counterfeiting in Europe remain high. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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European Parliament bans geo-blocking for e-commerce

By |februar 7th, 2018|Digital, e-Commerce, EU elections 2019, European Parliament, geo-blocking, News, Online Shopping|

The new legislation approved by European Parliament requires websites to sell their goods throughout the EU regardless of the country the buyer resides in. It could apply to online cultural content like music streaming and ebooks within two years. EURACTIV.fr reports

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Tech industry sounds alarm over draft online payment rules

By |september 26th, 2017|Amazon, e-Commerce, e-payments, ecommerce market, Markus Ferber, News, online banking, Online Shopping, Payment services, Payment Services Directive|

Twenty-seven e-commerce companies and lobby groups have asked the European Commission to change a draft proposal to regulate payment services, arguing that additional security measures will drive shoppers away from online platforms.

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E-commerce platforms face new VAT liability rules

By |september 13th, 2017|Amazon, e-Commerce, News, online platforms, value added tax, VAT|

Online retailers such as Amazon could come under tighter scrutiny and be forced to collect VAT from companies whose items they sell, according to new changes that EU member states made to a draft bill.

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Consumer group warns against e-commerce overhaul

By |avgust 24th, 2017|BEUC, consumer protection, e-Commerce, ecommerce market, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), News, Online Shopping, Pascal Arimont, single market, Věra Jourová|

A draft bill to give ecommerce shoppers the same rights across the EU is likely to face a drastic makeover from the European Parliament and national governments—and consumer advocates are worried.

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Online platforms face EU regulation on transparency and business contracts

By |maj 10th, 2017|Amazon, Andrus Ansip, e-Commerce, eCommerce Directive, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of thought, Google, hate speech, Marietje Schaake, News, online platforms|

Internet platforms like Google, Facebook and Amazon Marketplace face regulation over their contracts with other businesses by the end of the year, under possible new EU legislation announced today (10 May).

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