E-Commerce

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, now in place, means change. It will require adapting to new trading arrangements, rules and regulations. If your business provides services cross-border on the island of Ireland or to GB, you should review and act on any changes in the rules relating to e-commerce that may apply to you.

what are digital serviceS?

Digital services are services that are delivered over the internet or through other electronic networks. They are commonly automated and require little or no human intervention. Digital services include such things as apps, e-books, games, cloud-based software, and music streaming websites.



WHAT IS CHANGING? 

The EU’s e-commerce package introduced changes from 1 July 2021 in respect of the movement of goods from Northern Ireland to the EU and imports of low value goods into the EU or Northern Ireland. The package also introduces new rules for supplies made through online marketplaces, similar to those already applying in GB and partly in Northern Ireland.

WHO IS AFFECTED?

The EU’s e-commerce package introduced changes from 1 July 2021 in respect of the movement of goods from Northern Ireland to the EU and imports of low value goods into the EU or Northern Ireland. The package also introduces new rules for supplies made through online marketplaces, similar to those already applying in GB and partly in Northern Ireland.

online marketplaces

It also affects online marketplaces that facilitate the sale of goods located in Northern Ireland  (or the EU) by non-EU businesses to non-VAT registered customers in EU and Northern Ireland consumers from GB to consumers in  Northern Ireland and the EU. For more information, click here. 

Actions you
can take now

These external links offer support and important reading for UK digital service providers and information on the new rules on holding or registering an .eu domain. 

ACTIONS

These links offer support on what you need to do now that the e-commerce Directive no longer applies to the UK.

IMPORTANT READING 

A Commission Brexit Readiness Notice in the field of Electronic Commerce and Net Neutrality.

UK DIgital service providers

What UK digital services providers must do to comply with the regulations covering the security of network and information system. 

EU Domains

Find out what you need to do if you hold an .eu domain or want to register one as new rules are now in place for UK businesses. 

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