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Regulation of Geo-blocking: does it address the problem of low intraEU iTrade?

Joanna Mazur (), Katarzyna Śledziewska and Damian Zieba ()
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Joanna Mazur: DELab UW & Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
Katarzyna Śledziewska: University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences
Damian Zieba: DELab UW, University of Warsaw

No 2018-20, Working Papers from Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Abstract: The goal of the article is to critically verify and to discuss main areas necessary for increasing intraEU iTrade. To achieve this aim, the legal analysis of the regulation is confronted with the econometric approach identifying the main determinants of cross-border e-commerce. The model is based on data from a survey conducted among 6901 Polish business owners in 2017. Our hypotheses include the following issues: (1) the main barrier of intraEU iTrade is the low level of integration of digital technologies by SMEs; therefore (2) the character of the impact of legal means adopted in the regulation 2018/302 on the development of transnational service provision and entrepreneurship based on e-commerce is doubtful. We argue that the introduction of more and more advanced requirements by EC will only reduce their interest in developing business abroad through cross-border e-commerce and result in losing the opportunities linked to the development of digital economy.

Keywords: intraEU iTrade, cross-border e-commerce; geo-blocking; digital economy; DSM; European Union (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 F18 K33 L81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018
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