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February 08, 2018 - Regulatory

Can the EU Deliver? The EU Regulation on Cross-border Parcel Delivery

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The European Union (EU) has reached a provisional agreement on a proposed new Regulation on EU cross-border parcel delivery services. The European Commission’s aim is to make pricing and tariffs more transparent and give national regulators increased monitoring rights over the cross-border parcel delivery market.

This reform is part of the EU’s Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy designed to accelerate the creation of a digital single market across the EU. The DSM strategy is having a significant impact on sectors such as e-commerce, media and entertainment, telecoms and the provision of online services.

The Commission considers that efficient operation of the cross-border parcel delivery market is essential to ensure that the entire EU-wide e-commerce system operates effectively.

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