Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU states have agreed on tougher rules to protect consumers when shopping online. Online retailers and other companies in the supply chain must take more responsibility for the products they sell in the future, according to a compromise agreed on Tuesday evening. One of the objectives is that dangerous products are quickly withdrawn from the market.
These are, for example, goods purchased online – for example on Amazon – and delivered from a non-EU country. “As a result, products that do not meet our safety standards end up on the internal market,” said Anna Cavazzini (Greens), chair of the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee. She spoke of an overdue adjustment to the requirements of online shopping.