Includes websites relevant to selling US products and services in this country, highlighting resources for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Last Published: 7/3/2018
EU websites:
Coordination of the laws of the Member States relating to self-employed commercial agents (Council Directive 86/653/EEC)
Agreements of Minor importance which do not appreciably restrict Competition under Article 101(1) of the Treaty establishing the European Community
Directive on Late Payment
European Ombudsman
EU's Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC)
EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)(2016/676/EC)
Information on contracts for transferring data outside the EU  
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
EU Data Protection Home page
Consumer Rights Directive
Distance Selling of Financial Services
E-commerce Directive (2000/31/EC)
EU VAT Directive 2006/112/EC and its Implementing Regulation 282/2011
The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive /
Nutrition and Health claims made on foods- Regulation 1924/2006
Regulation on Food Information to Consumers
EU-28 FAIRS EU Country Report on Food and Labeling requirements
Health & Nutrition Claims
Tobacco Policy
Product Liability
Product Safety
Legal Warranties and After-Sales Service
European Patent Office (EPO)
EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Madrid
U.S. websites:
IPR Toolkit
EU Public Procurement
Local Professional Services

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