Austrian online shopping patriotism ends with price

Thursday 22 June 2017 | 11:30 CET | News
Austrian Retail Association has commissioned a survey that found that EUR 4 billion is spent in foreign online shops, reported Die Presse. According to the President of the Association Rainer Will, when it comes to price, consumer patriotism has its limits. One of the initiatives to support local online shopping is the market place Shopping launched by the Austrian Post Office in May. Will would prefer to rely on legislation, mainly the EU VAT Directive, which will remove the non-application of tax on goods from outside the EU up to a value of EUR 22, from which mainly Asian markets such as

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