Conveyor belts with tilt trays convey the parcels to the end points of the parcel sorting centres. ## Transportbaender mit Kippschalen befoerdern die Paketsendungen bis zu den Endstellen der Paketzentren.
MEPs beefed up rules to ensure that buyers of goods or services from another EU country are treated like local customers in a committee vote. The draft law defines specific situations in which geo-blocking will not be allowed. This means that online sellers will not be able to discriminate against consumers elsewhere in the EU with regard to general terms and conditions, including prices, on the basis of their nationality, place of residence or even their temporary location, MEPs added.
Treating EU buyers abroad like locals
Without paying more, buyers from another EU country than the trader would be able to:
Automatic re-routing to another website without the consumer’s prior consent would also be banned, expect if an EU or national provision, e.g. related with minors, would make it necessary.
Movies and football matches not covered for now
Sectors such as audiovisual services (including broadcasts of sports events provided on the basis of exclusive territorial licenses), or financial, transport, electronic communication or healthcare services are excluded from the scope of the draft regulation for the time being. However, the EU Commission must assess within three years of its entry into force whether they should be covered in the future, added the committee.
“Our work aims at a gradual opening of the European market for consumers and for traders by giving them clear rules. Consumers will have better access to goods and services online and for traders it will be less burdensome to sell to consumers from different member states”, said Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee rapporteur Róża Thun.
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