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EuroCommerce: protectionism, Europe’s greatest challenge

(Content provided by EuroCommerce) According to EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren, the sector faces many challenges due to a rising tide of protectionism worldwide and within Europe.

EuroCommerce warns on rising tide of protectionism

The IMF has issued its latest six-monthly World Economic Outlook, which again marked a continued shift towards protectionism in advanced economies. “This is short-sighted”, says EuroCommerce.

EU and Japan agree in principle on trade deal

(content provided by EuroCommerce) After more than four years of negotiation, the EU and Japan have reached a political agreement in principle on an Economic Partnership Agreement during Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Brussels. 

European Commission: "Polish turnover tax is unlawful"

The European Commission labeled a new Polish retail tax an illegal form of state aid. Trade organization EuroCommerce says it is happy with the European Commission’s decision.

Continued strong growth for European eCommerce

The European Ecommerce Report 2017, a joint effort by Ecommerce Europe, EuroCommerce and the Ecommerce Foundation, states that European eCommerce will continue to grow, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.

Retailers call for Commission to ask right questions on trading practices

(content provided by EuroCommerce) EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren has commented on calls for legislation on trading practices in agriculture and the Commission decision to take the first steps towards proposing EU measures.

Fitness check report finds EU consumer law largely suitable for digital age

(content provided by EuroCommerce) An European Commission report has concluded that existing laws are well equipped to deal with the expansion of e-commerce. While there may be some issues, a major overhaul is not necessary.

How to make the Circular Economy happen: retailers' approach

(content provided by EuroCommerce) The European Commission is currently drafting a plastics strategy. With the use of plastics growing steadily and about 50% going to landfill, the challenges are evident.

Properly working Digital Single Market vital for retail and wholesale

(content provided by EuroCommerce) EuroCommerce today partnered with the European Business Summit in a special session of the Summit on Tapping the Potential of the E-Commerce Market for Europe.

Advocate General’s welcome confirmation of retail as a service

(content provided by EuroCommerce) In the Visser case, the Advocate-General has stated that retail should be considered a service within the meaning of the Services Directive. EuroCommerce welcomes this confirmation of earlier jurisprudence.

Retail and wholesale call for further progress on a Digital Single Market to make Europe a global leader

(content provided by EuroCommerce) Director-general Christian Verschueren has set out the sector’s positive position ahead of the European Commission’s mid-term review of the EU Digital Single Market.

A better working Single Market essential for retailers

(content provided by EuroCommerce) The European Single Market is very important to retailers, but certain improvements are needed - according to the organisation of European wholesalers and retailers, EuroCommerce.

EP amendments real improvement to 'imperfect' geoblocking proposal

(content provided by EuroCommerce) - EuroCommerce has hailed the European Parliament's efforts to improve the text of the Geoblocking Regulation, but still thinks more changes are necessary.

"Contactless payments can help retailers attract more customers"

(content provided by EuroCommerce) - In a move to promote the adoption of contactless payments among retailers, EuroCommerce has published a guide on how they can get the most out of this technology.

Retailers seek certainty when implementing new rules for energy labels

Content provided by EuroCommerce - Retailers and wholesalers are pleased with the simplification of energy labelling rules agreed by the European Parliament and the Council. Yet they warn that inconsistent or too rigid application of the rules could cause confusion and uncertainty.

 

Alcohol industry to produce proposals on nutrition labelling
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(content provided by EuroCommerce) The European Commission has asked the alcoholic drinks industry to create a self-regulatory system for providing nutritional information and ingredients on labels.

WTO rules to cut red tape at customs coming into force

Content provided by EuroCommerce - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation finally entered into force last week with the required number of ratifications by Member States being reached.

Public consultation on future of the Common Agriculture Policy of the EU

Content provided by EuroCommerce - The European Commission has launched a wide-ranging public consultation on the future of the EU’s agriculture policy. It is examining ways of modernising and simplifying the Common Agriculture Policy.

Christian Verschueren, EuroCommerce: “Protectionism harms retailers”

EuroCommerce, the voice of the European retail sector, promotes a level playing field for all retailers, regardless of their location or their sales channel. Director-General, Christian Verschueren, is concerned at the global rise in protectionism.

 

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