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):
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) (2016/679/EC):

Safe Harbor:
Information on contracts for transferring data outside the EU:
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: or
EU Data Protection Homepage:
Consumer Rights Directive
Distance Selling of Financial Services:
E-commerce Directive (2000/31/EC):
VAT on Electronic Service:
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: 
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
Product Liability:
Product Safety
Legal Warranties and After-Sales Service:
European Patent Office (EPO)
Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Madrid

U.S. websites:

IPR Toolkit:
EU Public Procurement:
Local Professional Services: 

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