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Italy targets Amazon Italia over abuse of market position
The competition authority in Italy announced that they will start an investigation. It is regarding Amazon Italia’s dominance abuse in the e-commerce logistics industry. The company is now facing a globally...
April 25, 2019
The WTO is working on the modernisation of cross-border e-commerce regulations
According toAxios, the e-commerce market became a 3.5 trillion dollar global market, of which approximately 700 billion dollars is spent on cross-border purchases. However, almost no international or global rules...
March 12, 2019
EU and Japan create free trade zone
On February 1st, 2019, a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union came into force, covering almost one-third of the world's economy, reports dw.com. With the agreement, almost...
February 4, 2019
Joint Industry Statement on Brexit and Parcel Delivery
Ecommerce Europe, Fevad, Thuiswinkel.org, Händlerbund, Netcomm, EshopWedrop, An Post, DPD Group and PostNL have presented a joint statement on Brexit and parcel delivery. They opt that the United Kingdom and...
January 9, 2019
Geoblocking starts today!
Starting today, the new geoblocking regulation designed by the European Union comes into force. It means that customers from other countries can shop on a localised web shop and products...
December 3, 2018
Trade deal EU and Japan clears hurdle on way to 2019 start
According to Reuters, plans of the European Union and Japan to form the world's largest free trade area cleared a significant hurdle when EU lawmakers specializing in trade backed a...
November 6, 2018
It's almost time! Geoblocking regulation on its way
Starting December 3rd, it is forbidden for web shops to exclude or discriminate consumers based on their location. This has some implications for your shop.  Research performed by the European...
October 26, 2018
European Parliament: Improving cross-border parcel delivery to boost buying online
According to the European Commission, clearer information on the prices of parcel delivery services should help to increase consumer confidence in cross-border shopping and shipping. The new rules are part...
March 14, 2018
A cup of coffee with the Cross-Border European Commissioner Harrie Temmink
We like to have inspiring discussions about cross-border e-commerce over a nice cup of coffee. This time, we met with European Commissioner Harrie Temmink to talk about the obstacles facing...
March 31, 2017
The Brexit: Why? - Really? - And cross-border e-commerce?
One week has gone by since the British voted to leave the EU. Or should I better say, 51.89% of the 72% who turned up to vote favoured the ‘Leave’...
June 30, 2016
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