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What regulations apply to selling online?

What regulations apply to selling online?

When businesses start selling on the web, there's a raft of consumer protection legislation that applies throughout the EU to be aware of.

If you're operating fairly, there's nothing to be afraid of. However, it's good to understand what the regulations are so you don't fall foul of them.

Web site domain names in Greek

From December 10 2009, you can register .eu domain names in Greek characters

This is important news for all businesses operating in Cyprus. From 10 December it will be possible to register web site domain names in Greek characters with a ‘.eu’ suffix.

e-commerce taxation treaty characterisation issues

e-commerce taxation treaty characterisation issues

There is no internationally accepted definition of e-commerce. The department of trade and industry have proposed to the OECD the following definition:

EU e-commerce crackdown highlights Cyprus

EU e-commerce crackdown highlights Cyprus

EU Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva today announced the results of an EU-wide investigation – involving 26 Member States and Norway and Iceland – into misleading advertising and unfair practices on websites selling consumer electronic goods.

Cyprus lags Europe for Internet usage and connection speed

Cyprus lags Europe for Internet usage and connection speed

From time to time the European Union publishes some interesting data. A good example is the Eurobarometer no.293, E-Communications Household Survey published in mid-2008.