New EU Distribution Rules Will Allow Discrimination Against Online Commerce

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission published the revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and associated Guidelines (VBER) today. This update sets the terms of trading between suppliers and their retailers or distributors for the next decade, both offline and online. The VBER is set to replace the current rules on 1 June 2022. The Computer…

CCIA, 37 Other Companies, Organizations Ask Congress To Protect U.S. Consumers, Companies Rather Than Foreign Luxury Brands

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association, along with 37 civil society groups, trade associations and companies, sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Tuesday on their opposition to a bill that would benefit foreign luxury brands, but harm smaller U.S. companies and consumers – the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening…

CCIA Opposes Inclusion of SHOP SAFE in USICA

CCIA has concerns with the potential inclusion of H.R. 5374, the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-Commerce (“SHOP SAFE”) Act, in the United States Innovation and Competition Act (“USICA”).  USICA (formerly known as the Endless Frontier Act) is critically important legislation that will aid the U.S. technology sector well into…