Policy

Digital Trade

DIGITALEUROPE supports a global solution led by the OECD to renew the tax systems and make them fit the digital age.

Typically, taxation should take place where value is created. This principle is easier said than implemented when it comes to intangible assets. By going against time-honoured and effective principles of corporate taxation such as profit-based and no double taxation, the European Commission’s proposals still fall short of providing a workable solution.

DIGITALEUROPE is engaged in a continuous constructive dialogue with the Commission, Member States and the OECD. Our objectives are twofold:

  • Support the Commission’s goal to avoid the development of national initiatives that would further fragment the European regulatory environment
  • Ensure that all the new instruments considered are compatible with the upcoming recommendations of the OECD-led Inclusive Framework on Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)
Areas covered
  • Brexit
  • Customs
  • Digital taxation
  • Economic relations
  • Export control
  • International market barriers
Our resources on Digital Trade
Press Release 25 Jan 2019
DIGITALEUROPE welcomes WTO decision to devise global rules on electronic commerce
resource 23 Jan 2019
Japan data adequacy and economic partnership agreement will strengthen EU digital economy
Press Release 11 Dec 2018
DIGITALEUROPE calls on European Parliament to endorse EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
Policy Paper 22 Nov 2018
DIGITALEUROPE comments on recent developments in Council Export Control Working Group
Press Release 21 Nov 2018
Digital taxation - EU Member States should wait until 2020 and focus on the OECD BEPS initiative
Your contact for Digital Trade
Sarah Wagner
Senior Policy Manager for Digital Trade
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