European Commission issues updated guidance to boost ecommerce

October 2018
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The European Commission has issued updated guidance for ending unjustified geo-blocking to help member states and ecommerce businesses to adapt to the new rules.

The rules against unjustified geo-blocking, which start applying across the EU from 3 December 2018, are designed to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the EU.

A new regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services entered into force earlier in 2018, and an implementing act adopted in September 2018 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.