What is an EORI number and do you need one before Brexit?
If you trade with the EU, it is possible you will need an EORI number (Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number). This will be crucial should the UK leave the EU without a formal deal in place. What is an EORI Number? According to the European Commission,
DPD Brexit update: Two different scenarios of Deal and No Deal
A DPD Brexit update considers two scenarios of 'deal' and 'no deal' that would influence merchant's trading after the UK ends its membership with the EU in 28 days. DPD have provided a guide on what actions are required in the event of either of
EU aims to reduce vehicle pollution with CO2 regulation
The European Union (EU) has announced yesterday the introduction of new CO2 legislation to tackle vehicle pollution. The new agreement will require new trucks to have 30% lower gas emissions by 2030 in comparison to 2019. The regulation now needs to be approved by national legislators in the coming
EU agree to rein in unfair marketplace practices
The European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission have reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed at banning unfair marketplace practices. This includes transparency on how search results are ordered, if a marketplace also sells on it's own
Guess fined €40 million for blocking cross border sales
In December, the European Commission fined Guess €39,821,000 for restricting retailers from online advertising and blocking cross border sales to consumers in other Member States in breach of EU competition rules. "Guess' distribution agreements tried to prevent EU consumers from shopping in other Member States by
UK owned .EU domain cancellation dates
In April this year, it was announced that owners of EU domains who are based in the UK will lose them after Brexit. Does it seem a bit petty? While there's no restriction on businesses based in the EU purchasing a .co.uk address upon which to run
How might the terms of the Brexit White Paper affect ecommerce marketplace sellers?
The Brexit White Paper was published last Thursday in advance of the next round of Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU that commence again this week. Needless to say many things have happened in the 10 or so days since the British cabinet agreed
Dangerous products takedown agreement with EU signed by four marketplaces
Four marketplaces have signed a Product Safety Pledge with the EU to remove dangerous products from their sites as soon as they're notified of them. The marketplaces are Alibaba (for AliExpress), Amazon, eBay and Rakuten France (Priceminister). The marketplaces have undertaken to respond to notifications on
Has the EU settlement scheme reassured you and your employees?
One of the issues retailers are facing which was highlighted in our recent White Paper on Harnessing volatility, in partnership with Currencies Direct, is the difficulty already being seen by online retailers in retaining staff. It was welcome last week that Home Office Minister, Caroline