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The Digital Service Act

Setting the legal frame for a level playing field in an innovative and competitive digital single market respecting European values.

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The E-Commerce directive facilitated the rapid and widespread development of intermediary digital services over the last decade, which had a huge impact on electrical wholesalers: On the one hand, electrical wholesalers were confronted with unfair competition from products imported from third countries via online platforms in third countries without establishment in the EU, which did not comply with European and national rules and obligations on safety and taxation. On the other hand, the use of digital tools led to new business models in electrical wholesale and the development of B2B platforms, new digital services for business clients and customers and the possibility to offer these services on a digital single market. The COVID pandemic with its restrictions on movements and personal contacts and the challenges resulting from a more circular and sustainable economy further stimulated the digitalisation in the ecosystem of electrical wholesalers.