By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
Calling for responses from the public, retailers, governments and telecoms companies, the EC is inviting opinion on e-commerce issues ranging from cross-border online sales to the liability of online service providers as potentially hindering trade.
E-commerce constitutes an important means to promote cross-border trade, said the EC's call for responses. "However, 10 years after the adoption of the so-called Electronic Commerce Directive, the development of retail electronic commerce remains limited to less than 2% of European total retail trade," it said.
The EC launched a guide in May 2009 to build consumer confidence in online activities. A lack of confidence was holding back the development of the e-commerce market worth $106bn, the EC said last year.
The EC's consultation on e-commerce is open until 15 October.