CCIA Statement on Outcomes of Third U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Meeting

WASHINGTON—EU and U.S. diplomats met in College Park, Maryland on December 5 for the third meeting of the EU-U.S. Trade & Technology Council. Leadership discussed strategies for strengthening the transatlantic partnership and to address global trade challenges, with a particular focus on shoring up supply chains, protecting human rights online including collaboration to combat Internet…

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New EU Distribution Rules Allow Discrimination Against Online Commerce

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission has published its draft revisions to distribution rules known as the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Guidelines (“VBER”). The VBER covers so-called vertical agreements between suppliers and their retailers or distributors. The updated rules replace the current rules on June 1, 2022. Digital distribution models have been…

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Industry Groups Urge Protection of Fundamental Principles and Rights in the Digital Services Act

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today joined other industry organizations in a joint statement asking EU Member States to respect the fundamental principles of the e-Commerce Directive during the negotiations of the Digital Services Act (DSA)  The signatories support an ambitious DSA and its objectives to protect consumers and their…

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