THE INTERNATIONAL Chamber of Commerce has warned that the proposed introduction of a law insisting that in e-commerce disputes, it is the law and courts of the consumers' country that should prevail in any legal disputes, runs the risk of "stifling" business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions over the Internet.

The world business organisation is urging the European Commission to abandon this approach and opt instead for application of country-of-origin consumer protection regulations, which Brussels has in fact accepted for financial ...

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