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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Online Sales, Legal Quagmire

Small companies that sell online, are in for a shock. New legislation is to make their lives a whole lot more difficult.

Under the proposals a UK firm selling its goods and services to consumers across the EU would no longer be secure in the knowledge that it is broadly governed by English law. Instead it would have to navigate a minefield of up to 27 different, often conflicting legal regimes - or, more likely, opt not to do business outside the UK.
Bang goes your chance of running your own online business, selling to consumers across Europe, unless you can afford a coterie of Lawyers.

Its funny, I thought the EU was supposed to make cross border trade easier.

Hat Tip, Bel


Anonymous said...

"The proposed legislation was sold as a simple legal tidying-up exercise when the European Commission embarked on the process ..."

Why on earth does that still come as a surprise to anyone with half a brain cell? That's what the government told us the constitution was and we know how untrue that was.

New spin on an old joke

Q: "how do you know when an EU official is lying?"
A: "Their lips are moving".

Whispering Walls said...

We need to make a clear stance: English law overrides all European nonsense in the case of contracts drawn up by English companies. This is a principle for which many have sacrificed their lives in our history although sadly Cherie Blair prefers cash to history.

AntiCitizenOne said...

So the Common Customs Area called the EEC that we decided to join isn't a reality, yet the political unity project that we (in the U.K.) wouldn't have joined continues to be foisted upon the peoples of Europe and the U.K.

Well past time to leave.

FranceSucks said...

"Its funny, I thought the EU was supposed to make cross border trade easier. "

Thats the hoax of the EU and the euro. None of the middle men parasites in the banking system were willing to give up their commissions and Brussels rolled right over. Same with cross border goods and services.