Includes websites relevant to selling US products and services in this country, highlighting resources for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Last Published: 6/3/2016

EU websites:

Coordination of the laws of the member states relating to self-employed commercial agents (Council Directive 86/653/EEC):
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31986L0653:EN:HTML
 
Agreements of Minor importance which do not appreciably restrict Competition under Article 101(1) of the Treaty establishing the European Community:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.C_.2014.291.01.0001.01.ENG
 
Directive on Late Payment:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:048:0001:0010:EN:PDF
 
European Ombudsman:
http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/home/en/default.htm
 
EU’s Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC):
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:1995:281:0031:0050:EN:PDF
 
EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (2016/679/EC):
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679&from=EN

Safe Harbor:
http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
 
Information on contracts for transferring data outside the EU:
http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/document/international-transfers/transfer/index_en.htm
 
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield:
https://www.commerce.gov/privacyshield or http://ec.europa.eu/justice/newsroom/data-protection/news/160229_en.htm
 
EU Data Protection Homepage: http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/fsj/privacy/index_en.htm
 
Consumer Rights Directive
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumer_rights/rights-contracts/directive/index_en.htm
 
Distance Selling of Financial Services:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2002:271:0016:0024:EN:PDF
 
E-commerce Directive (2000/31/EC): http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/e-commerce/index_en.htm
 
VAT on Electronic Service:
EU VAT Directive 2006/112/EC and its Implementing Regulation 282/2011.
 
The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive:
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/rights /
 
Nutrition and health claims made on foods - Regulation 1924/2006
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2007:012:0003:0018:EN:PDF
 
Regulation on Food Information to Consumers: 
Regulation 1169/2011
 
EU-28 FAIRS EU Country Report on Food and Labeling requirements:
USDA Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards EU 28 2014
 
Health & Nutrition Claims http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/labellingnutrition/claims/index_en.htm
 
Tobacco
http://ec.europa.eu/health/tobacco/policy/index_en.htm
 
Product Liability:
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/goods/free-movement-sectors/liability-defective-products/index_en.htm
 
Product Safety
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumers_safety/product_safety_legislation/index_en.htm
 
Legal Warranties and After-Sales Service:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:01999L0044-20111212&qid=1395670475658&from=EN
 
Copyright:  http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/copyright/index_en.htm
 
European Patent Office (EPO)
http://www.european-patent-office.org/
 
Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)
http:/oami.europa.eu/
 
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Madrid
http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en
 

U.S. websites:

IPR Toolkit: http://www.stopfakes.gov/sites/default/files/europeanunion_toolkit.pdf
 
EU Public Procurement: http://export.gov/europeanunion/marketresearch/eufundingandgovernmentprocurementsectors/index.asp
 
Local Professional Services: http://export.gov/europeanunion/businessserviceproviders/index.asp 




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