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Laws and regulations

As ecommerce become an increasingly mature business, more and more laws and regulations come in place. This is also because Europe desperately wants to have one, unified ecommerce market. The Directive on Consumer Right is one of these examples. As of 13 June 2014 it replaced certain directives and it’s focused more on protecting the online consumer than the European Union did before.

Ecommerce advocates: EU needs new VAT rules

Ecommerce advocates: EU needs new VAT rules

Ecommerce Europe and EuroCommerce, the biggest branch organizations for European online retail, call on the European Union to issue a unified VAT registration. Companies that sell cross-border can already register for taxes via one EU-country. However, this does not apply to those stocking goods in multiple countries, the organizations say.

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BigBuy: “new VAT regulations strengthen our position”

BigBuy: “new VAT regulations strengthen our position”

New VAT ecommerce rules have come into force on the 1st of July. Now, all imported goods – also the ones worth less than 22 euros - are taxed with VAT. For dropshipping ecommerce companies things could get more costly, but not for retailers using dropshipping platforms that work with stock based in Europe like BigBuy. Ecommerce News Europe spoke with CEO Salvador Esteve.

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