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1 December 2016

EuroCommerce presses governments to adopt new VAT rules for more cross-border trade

EuroCommerce welcomed the proposals announced today by Commissioner Moscovici to modernise VAT in the EU as part of the Digital Single Market Strategy. EuroCommerce Director-General  Christian Verschueren said:

“The existence of 28 different VAT rules in the EU makes it extremely difficult, particularly for small businesses to make the most of the Single Market and operate cross-border. Existing EU VAT legislation goes back to the 1990s when e-commerce didn’t exist, and this needs to change. We are therefore very glad that the Commission has focused on updating these for the 21st century”.

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"The Narratives"

EuroCommerce Narrative on Retail and Wholesale in a changing world…

The world is changing rapidly. Retailers and wholesalers have repeatedly shown how resilient and adaptive they are, and are moving ahead with embracing this change, providing value to customers, suppliers, and society at large. This great story is worth telling – both to the sector and to the wider world. And the story needs to say clearly what we want from the EU and from national governments to make our sector sustainably competitive.

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"The Narratives"