Parcel delivery (Green Paper)

The Commission wants to stimulate cross-border e-commerce and, for this purpose, is considering regulating the parcel delivery market.


Greater transparency of delivery conditions leads to lower information costs. The problem is that the Commission makes the general assumption that the lower rate of growth in cross-border e-commerce is due to uncertainties about delivery, and considers this to be sufficient grounds for market intervention. Obligatory additional services override the consumer and restrict competition. Price caps lead to inefficiencies and loss of prosperity.