Geo-blocking: Council agrees to remove barriers to e-commerce


On 28 November 2016, the Council agreed on a draft regulation to ban unjustified geo-blocking between member states.   Geo-blocking is a discriminatory practice that prevents online customers from accessing and purchasing products or services from a website based in another member state.   The draft regulation is intended to remove discrimination based on customers’ nationality, place of residence or place of establishment and to boost e-commerce. Here to read more.

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