While stationary trade sales are stagnating, online sales are steadily rising. For consumers, online commerce represents a huge expansion of consumption options. However, online retailers are also placing new demands on environmental and consumer protection: How can be ensured that online orders from non-EU states correspond to European and GermanEnvironmental and consumer protection standards? How can beensuredthat goods that have been returned are not being destroyed? And altogether, how can be ensured that online commerce
contributes to sustainable consumption and does not undermine it?
These and other questions were discussed by a number of experts at today's conference "Challenges of online trade in environmental and consumer protection" of the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection. ConPolicy Managing Director, Prof. Dr. Christian Thorun moderated the event.