eCommerce is becoming an increasingly important sales channel.
According to EU statistics, 72% of Internet users in the European Union shopped online in 2020. At the same time, an ever-increasing number of non-compliant products remain easily accessible to end-users on the EU Single Market. In 2019, almost 41 million products were seized at the EU’s external borders. This figure represents a €20 million increase in value from 2018.
EU rules must be easily enforceable. All products placed on EU market, whether online or offline , must comply with all EU rules. The Digital Services Act is a unique opportunity to set rules that prevent the listing and re-listing of illegal goods online and allocate liability for online product compliance to an economic actor within the EU jurisdiction.
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