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Defending business owners' rights

Your EU rights

As a national of an EU country – or Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway – you have certain rights when doing business in other European countries.

In some cases, the EU can help if you have problems asserting these rights in practice.

In many cases, the best place to get help is from national bodies, rather than the EU.

Problems with a public authority in another EU country

  • trade and services
  • posting of workers
  • VAT refunds

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Unfair business competition

Unfair government support for competitors abroad

Unfair treatment by an EU body

Resolve a dispute with an online customer