29/11/2012 um 11:30
Wo: Brussels, Belgium
Veranstalter: Europäische Kommission
The Commission will adopt a Green Paper consultation on the delivery of parcels, with special emphasis on cross border issues and e-commerce needs.
E-commerce is widely acknowledged as a key contributor to economic growth and increasing employment levels across the European Union. The Commission's Communication on e-commerce and online services of January this year (see IP/12/10) identifies delivery as one of the top five priorities to boost e-commerce by 2015 and its importance has been reiterated by the European Council and Parliament1. Delivery is indeed critical as it has a substantial impact on facilitating e-commerce and is a key element for building trust between sellers and buyers.
With this Green Paper, the Commission will launch an extensive consultation to collect information on the current state of the delivery markets for products bought online, and to identify any potential hurdles for the creation of an EU-wide integrated parcel delivery market. Furthermore, it will seek stakeholders' views on how best to serve the interests of customers and consumers. On this basis, the Commission will come up with solutions for developing a seamless delivery process in the EU, which in turn would support the growth of e-commerce and ensure that e-commerce benefits are accessible to all citizens and SMEs across all regions of Europe.
11.30 Technical briefing off-the-record in the Berlaymont press room in Brussels.
Press release and memo with frequently asked questions available on the day.