europe trade policy


Rise in Unfair Trade Practices in The EU

Israel Rafalovich (Brussels) | A rise in Unfair Trade Practices in the EU detailing 46 ongoing investigations for unfair commercial practices in 2017 the EU Commission reported in its annual report.


“It’s more expensive to send something from the South of Sweden to Stockholm than it is from China”

Ana Fuentes (Strasbourg) | “Amazon is able to optimize their consumers´ experience and thus push down prices to compete with traditional and online retailers in Europe, but what worries me more, is Alibaba. They are able to virtually ship goods for free, what makes them extremely competitive even compared to Amazon, due to the universal postal convention, which says that China as a developing country”, says Christofer Fjellner, Member of the Committee on International Trade at the European Parliament.