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Online retailer Amazon is to establish a presence in Shanghai's new free trade zone, which was set up last year to encourage international investment in the area, according to press reports. 25 Aug 2014
Online retailers and suppliers have been urged to adopt new guidelines intended to ensure that businesses and customers based in rural areas are not forced to pay "disproportionate and unfairly high" parcel delivery costs. 21 Aug 2014
Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.
Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.
In February 2014 the French parliament adopted a Consumer Law which implements the Consumer Rights Directive. It will have a significant effect on companies engaged in e-commerce.
This guide was last updated in March 2013.
Supermarkets, garages and corner shops may not be able to sell food after 11pm in Scotland when new rules come into force on 1 October 2012. A change to the Late Hours Catering Licence (LHCL) regulations could mean that all food sellers will need a licence...
This guide was last updated in October 2012.
Planning laws in England and Wales are to be relaxed to allow retailers to offer 'click and collect' services to consumers more easily, the UK government has said. 12 Aug 2014
Common standards for euro currency credit transfers and direct debits have now been implemented in eurozone countries, the European Commission has confirmed. 01 Aug 2014
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