Plans to impose ‘burdensome, costly and time consuming’ red tape on consumers and courier companies have been avoided after a sustained campaign by Daniel.
The EU Commission were asking for paperwork for every package that comes into the EU. However, following an intervention by Dan, packages with a value of £17 or €22 and under will now be exempt. This is an estimated 17 million packages a year. The MEP warned that it would lead to higher prices and adversely affect small courier and delivery firms who would have been ‘swamped’ with paperwork.
Daniel said: “The proposals were burdensome, time-consuming and unworkable. It would have reduced the incentive to trade and the costs would have been passed onto consumers in the form of higher prices" said Daniel. “It is a victory for common sense"