Regulatory and Marketing Challenges Between and U.S. and EU for Online Markets

Regulatory and Marketing Challenges Between and U.S. and EU for Online Markets

Heiko D. Wijnholds (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA) and Michael W. Little (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-321-0.ch013
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Abstract

One of the biggest challenges marketers face with e-commerce is the regulatory environment, both at home and abroad. This is especially pertinent for international transactions between the U.S. and the European Union (EU). This chapter attempts to identify and categorize the major global issues involved. It also points out similarities and differences between the U.S. and the EU on such issues as regulation and self-regulation, taxation, jurisdiction and liability. The purpose of the chapter is to explain the various marketing challenges resulting from specific legal problems. Recommendations are developed for firms contemplating e-marketing to the EU.

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