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eCommerce Industry Against Digital Services Tax

03.12.2018 Ahead of the Meeting of Finance Ministers on 4 December 2018, EMOTA, the European eCommerce and Omni-Channel Trade Association calls on Member States not to rush any decision on the Digital Services Tax Proposal given the large number of serious co ...

Digital Service Tax not for European online retail

EMOTA, the European e-Commerce and Omni-channel trade association calls for governments to exclude the online retail of goods from the proposal for the introduction of a Digital Service Tax. The proposal will be discussed by Ministers meeting in Brussels on 6 ...

Frederik Palm appointed chairman

EMOTA, the European e-Commerce and Omni-Channel Trade Association appointed Frederik Palm as Chairman for the next 3 years. Palm, a German national, succeeds Jörgen Bödmar of Sweden, who was Chairman for the last 5 years. Frederik Palm is Board member of the b ...

EMOTA eCommerce welcomes easier VAT rules

EMOTA welcomes today’s approval by European Members of new VAT rules that would simplify life for web shops. One of the new rules will allow web shops to pay all VAT in their home country, rather than in the country of the consumer.  The new rules are therefor ...

Payments: EU to complicate eCommerce payments

The EU Commission proposed today a new set of security requirements for online payments aimed to combat fraud.  They will make it more difficult for consumers to buy online and for sellers to take payments. Unnecessary, say webshops. Online sa ...

GeoBlocking: Making the DSM an Obligation

Yesterday, the EU agreed on the new Geoblocking Regulation, which will force sellers to accept orders from non-domestic consumers. Whilst some safeguards were inserted into the text, EMOTA fears that in the case of a dispute between a trader and a consumer, th ...

The Italian eCommerce Association joins EMOTA

Today the EMOTA Board accepted with great pleasure as its new member the Italian e-commerce association AICEL (Associazione Italiana Commercio Elettronico). Andrea Spedale, Chairman of AICEL; “We are very pleased to join EMOTA, as it will offe ...

Survey shows: web shops thrive in data economy

72% of shops use customer data for marketing 81% of shops do email marketing 92% of shops do advertising on internet media 1 on 2 shops generate more than 20% of sales through 3rd party advertising 77% of shops uses cookies Top 3 uses of cookies: shopping ...

A BREXIT that Works for eCommerce

On 18 July 2017, the European eCommerce & Omni-Channel Trade Association (EMOTA) adopted its position on Brexit, entitled: “A Brexit that Works for the E-Commerce Industry”, outlining the main concerns of its members and key challenges.  eCommerce is a sig ...

Electronic Retail Association Europe joins EMOTA

EMOTA, the European e-Commerce and Omni-channel trade association welcomes ERA Europe as its latest new member.  Both retail organisations have a strong interest in the development of a Digital Single Market that is favourable to business. The EMOTA voice in B ...

Geoblocking: EP Improvements dont go far enough

The European Parliament IMCO Committee adopted on 25 April the Report on the draft Geo-blocking Regulation by MEP Roza Thun. While MEPs have tried to resolve some of the issues that would negatively affect online retailers, the EU Parliament amendments seem no ...

EMOTA Welcomes the Ukrainian IT Association in Membership

EMOTA is delighted to welcome in Membership the Ukrainian IT Association. The Association represents the Ukrainian IT outsource sector, including eCommerce.  Maurits Bruggink, EMOTA Secretary General: “We are very happy to welcome the Ukrainia ...

Alibaba Group Joins EMOTA

The European eCommerce & Omni-Channel Trade Association (EMOTA) is delighted to announce its latest corporate member – Alibaba Group. Alibaba Group's mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. The company is the largest online and ...

EP Pushes for much needed clarity in Geo-blocking Report

EMOTA strongly opposes the obligation to sell to non-domestic consumers in the proposed EU Commission Regulation on Geo-blocking. EU policy makers should first provide businesses and consumers with a true Digital Single Market before launching in such initiati ...

VAT One Stop Shop for Businesses

The EU Commission published today a set of proposals extending the EU One Stop Shop for VAT to the sale of goods cross-border. Companies selling cross-border for up to 10000 would only be required to deal with their national tax authority and apply the VAT rul ...

Business call for more legal clarity in the draft geo-blocking regulation

The growth of an association can be ensured by an increase of a number of the memberships which can be achieved by a successful acquisition process. This graduation research paper presents how EMOTA, the European e-commerce association, can adjust the current ...

EMOTA Welcomes the Business Confederation of Macedonia

The European eCommerce & Omni-Channel Association is pleased to announce the latest addition to its ever-growing eCommerce family with its new member – the Business Confederation of Macedonia (BCM). The Business Confederation of Macedonia, ...

EMOTA Further Expands its Membership Base

The European eCommerce & Omni-Channel Association is delighted to announce the latest addition to its membership – the Association of Romanian Online Stores (ARMO). ARMO, the representative association of online stores in Romania, is a vibrant e-commerce ...

Connecting Global Markets – EU-China Industry Cooperation

Following the approval of the EMOTA Board, on 24 October 2016, EMOTA signed a memorandum of understanding with the Overseas Cooperation and Development Commission of the Chinese Electronic Commerce Association. Operating as a framework agreement, the memorandu ...

eCommerce Hrvatska Joins EMOTA

The European eCommerce and Omni-Channel Trade Association (EMOTA) is delighted to announce its latest member – eCommerce Hrvatska, the Croatian e-commerce association. Established in 2015, eCommerce Hrvatska’s aim is to inform, educate, connect and assist onl ...

EMOTA - Continues to Bring Industry Together

The European eCommerce and Omni-Channel Trade Association (EMOTA) is pleased to announce the latest addition to its e-commerce family – the UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) is a UK trade organisatio ...