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27 September 2016

EuroCommerce calls for action to create level playing field with China in online sales to European consumers

Speaking on the occasion of the Universal Postal Congress currently taking place in Istanbul, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren pointed to problems of consumer safety and fair competition arising from the massive growth in online sales of products sent directly from China to individual EU consumers: “Online traders in the EU face unequal competition from China on two fronts: firstly, parcel post rates in China are held artificially low by a concession for developing countries under the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

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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"