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VAT FOR E-COMMERCE: EIBF REJOICES AT TWO POSITIVE STEPS FORWARD

The European & International Booksellers Federation- EIBF – welcomes the decision of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) of 5 December, which unanimously adopted new rules for VAT on e-commerce.

The establishment of a 10.000€ threshold for start-ups and SMEs in yearly cross-border online sale, under which the home country VAT rate will apply, will definitely enable booksellers to offer more (e)books on foreign markets, as this new measure reduces administrative formalities and will ultimately benefit to consumers.

Reducing the number of pieces of evidence to one to identify customers’ location is excellent news for those of the booksellers whose turnover is up to 100.000 € .Read more

EIBF NEWSFLASH 137 – 30 NOVEMBER

  • TAX CUTS FOR ITALIAN INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS VOTED BY SENATE EFFECTIVE IN 2018 & 2019
  • USA: INDEPENDENT BUSINESS’ SURVEY ON HOW INDEPENDENT BUSINESS  ARE BETTER POSITIONED THAN CHAINS TO WEATHER AMAZON
  • VAT  REVAMP :  STATE OF PLAY ON  SIMPLIFICATIONS FOR E-COMMERCE FOR SME’S

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GEOBLOCKING: EIBF REJOICES AT THE RESULT OF THE SECOND TRILOGUE

The European and International Booksellers Federation – EIBF – notes with great satisfaction that the negotiations held yesterday between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council (trilogue) about the geo-blocking regulation were positive.

The proposal agreed upon yesterday, and tabled by the Estonian Presidency, leaves copyright-protected material, including e-books, out of the scope of the regulation and proposes a review clause of 2 years.

In practice, due to the entry into force and various steps in the process, this means that the review clause will not kick off before the end of 2020 or the spring 2021.Read more

EIBF NEWSFLASH 135 – 16 NOVEMBER

  • GEO-BLOCKING: COMPROMISE PROPOSED BY THE ESTONIAN PRESIDENCY, E-BOOKS TO BE INCLUDED IN A 2-YEAR REVIEW CLAUSE  
  • YOUR SAY ON FAIR TAXATION OF DIGITAL ECONOMY – CONSULTATION NOW OPEN
  • PLATFORMS TO BUSINESS RELATIONS – HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE INCEPTION IMPACT ASSESSMENT
  • LOWER VAT ON E-PUBLICATIONS – STATE OF PLAY
  • NEW ZEALAND: GST (GOOD AND SERVICE TAX)  ON INTERNET PURCHASES SOON A REALITY

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EIBF NEWSFLASH 133 – 19 OCTOBER

  • EIBF CONFERENCE WRAP UP
  • EIBF CONFERENCE SATISFACTION SURVEY – LAST CALL
  • FIXED PRICE ON BOOKS IN FRENCH SPEAKING BELGIUM AS OF 2018
  • GEO-BLOCKING: THE DEADLOCK PERSISTS
  • HAVE YOUR SAY ON PLATFORM-TO BUSINESS RELATIONS – LAST CALL TO SEND YOUR ANSWERS – DEADLINE 25/10
  • WINTER INSTITUTE 2018 – MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, JANUARY 22-25/01/2018 – REGISTRATION FULL, WAITLIST NOW OPEN

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Presentations made at the EIBF Conference in Frankfurt, 12/10/2016

The second edition of the EIBF conference “Creative and Innovative Solutions by Bookshops and Booksellers Associations” took place in Frankfurt on 12.10.2017 and gathered a total of about 60 participants. This year again, many fascinating presentations were made and a wide range of topics was covered.

You can find the slides of all these presentations in PDF format below:

  1. Susanne König’s Keynote (USA),
    Executive Director of “Powerhouse” and “Powerhouse on 8th”, Recipient of the Bookseller Prize of the German Book Office New York
  2. The best things I have done in my bookshop
    1. Pierre Coursières (France), CEO of “Le Furet du Nord”
    2. Daniel Lager (Germany), owner of “Bücherstube Fuhlsbüttel” and “Bücherstube am Kronstieg”
    3. Jane Streeter (UK), owner of the “Bookcase”, past President of the Booksellers Association of the UK & Irelan
    1. The best things my Booksellers Association has done

      1. Sveinung Råmundal (Norway), owner of “Kviteseid Bookshop”, Board member of the Norwegian Booksellers Association
      2. Nadezhda Mikhaylova (Russia), General Director of “Moscow Book House”, President of the Association of Book Distributors of Independent States
      3. Joel Becker (Australia), CEO of the Australian Booksellers Association – video presentation
      4. Jakub Petr (Czech Republic), owner of “Knihkupectiví Papyrus”, Czech Booksellers & Publishers Association
      5. Mats Ahlström (Sweden), owner of “Djursholms Bokhandel”, President of the Swedish Booksellers Association