Friday, February 22, 2013

An integrated parcel delivery market for the growth of e-commerce in the EU

The European Commission describes in their Green Paper on "An integrated parcel delivery market for the growth of e-commerce in the EU" E-commerce as "widely acknowledged as a key contributor to economic growth and increasing employment levels across the European Union."  The Commission's Communication on ecommerce and online services identifies the delivery of goods purchased online as one of the top five priorities to boost e-commerce by 2015 and its importance has been reiterated by the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament. Delivery is indeed critical as it has a substantial impact on facilitating e-commerce trade and is a key element for building trust between sellers and buyers.

For more information and consultation documents, please visit the EC public consultation website.

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