Ecommerce Europe to visit national associations for its new workshop on Digital Taxation and VAT


On 20 June, Ecommerce Europe and Händlerbund, our German e-commerce association, will kick off a series of workshops on the Digital Taxation and VAT in Berlin. These workshops are an opportunity for members of Ecommerce Europe to learn more about the plans of the European Union with regards to the recent proposals on the Taxation of the Digital Economy and the implementation of the VAT e-commerce Reform adopted in December 2017. Participants will be able to ask question and exchange views with European experts about the practical consequences that the adopted and upcoming EU legislation in the taxation area may have on the daily business of online merchants.

Digital taxation

Alan Rhode, from and Luca Cassetti, Director of EU Public Affairs of Ecommerce Europe will present the recent proposals (two EU Directives) put forward by the European Commission on how to tax the Digital Economy, their potential consequences on online merchants and the position of Ecommerce Europe.

VAT E-commerce Reform

Walter Trezek, Logistics Expert of Ecommerce Europe and Händlerbund, who is representing Ecommerce Europe in the VAT Expert Group of the European Commission, will present the status and the challenges of the implementation of the VAT E-commerce Reform, which is supposed to help online merchants in dealing with VAT obligations in an easier and cheaper way.

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This workshop will be the first of many. Ecommerce Europe will travel to Norway in October 2018 to organize a joint workshop with Virke, the Norwegian e-commerce association, followed by Poland in November 2018 in cooperation with the Chamber of Digital Economy e-Commerce Poland.

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