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OPEN LETTER TO THE PARLIAMENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: STOP SALE AND IMPORTS OF ILLEGAL PRODUCTS VIA ONLINE MARKETPLACES

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15 July 2021

A series of environmental NGOs call on the European Parliament to take measures to stop the sales and imports of illegal products via online marketplaces. In other to do so, they propose the following measures:  

  • If no other actor located in the EU is liable to consumers, online marketplaces and fulfilment service providers must take full responsibility for the products of which they enable the sale. To this end, online marketplaces and fulfilment service providers must be actors in the supply chain by legal definition – for example as an importer.  
  • Online marketplaces and fulfilment service providers must be subject to comprehensive due diligence obligations for the products for which they enable the sale. This includes, for example, checking that manufacturer, distributor and collector obligations are met.  
  • Online marketplaces must show the full contact information of the EU actor, which is liable to consumers, and in the case of products subject to extended producer responsibility the manufacturer’s registration number for the products of which they enable the sale. 

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1 - Joint Open Letter to the EU on illegal imports
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