On 3 June, EuroCommerce organized a lunch in the European Parliament sponsored by Malcolm Harbour and involving speakers from the Parliament, Commission and business. Shoe e-tailer Omoda contributed to the discussion on behalf of Ecommerce Europe.
Issues discussed were data protection, parcel delivery and payments. Ecommerce Europe member Omoda shared its crossborder burdens like trademark rights, parcel delivery and the lack of harmonization of national laws.
The Commission stated that the Guidance of article 20(2) of the Services Directive not only explains the rights of consumers, but also to fulfill expectations, at which businesses reacted saying that they clearly list the countries they serve on their websites. The Commissions is trying to be pragmatic in relation to the common European sales Law, with Parliamentary representatives stating that they are moving faster on this issue.
This lunch served as a teaser for the e-commerce day to be held at EuroCommerce on 10 July.