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[Overse News] "E.U. Commission's Shared Economy Guidelines on Shared Economy"

In June 2016, the European Commission held a meeting. It was a meeting where we set up EU-level guidelines for shared economies, which are coming into the lives of ordinary citizens. It is said to be encouraging because it is a guideline presented at the EU level, not at the individual country level, and an agreement between the EU member states. 

Two years after the EU Commission's guidelines for shared economies came, the shared economy became more active and a global trend outside the Gumi area where the shared economy began. A review of the guidelines (guidelines) proposed by the EU Council at this point may be an opportunity to review the direction of the current shared economy and reflect on the problems of the current shared economy. 

The original title is "A European Agenda for the collaborative economy". 

The European Union's guidelines for shared economies were issued because each EU member country responded in a patchwork manner, depending on its regulatory framework, despite the rapid growth in the shared economy. This fragmented approach faced the need for EU-level regulation as many examples of issues have created uncertainty for existing operators, new entrants and consumers, and that have hindered innovation, job creation and economic growth. The EU executive committee held meetings to help each member country develop a more unified economy in a balanced manner and set up guidelines in the hope that each country would literally use a 'guidelines'. 

The main content of the instructions can be divided into five main categories. First is Market access requirements. The priority is to require service providers to obtain business licenses or licenses only if there are clear public objects related to social issues, rather than allowing companies to enter the shared economy area recklessly. This means that the provision of a particular service should be limited to the use of 'absolute bars' other than 'absolute bars'. In other words, the intention is not to lose the internal power that the shared economy has by allowing or licensing rights to fail to meet the licensing standards. And in the case of platforms, it states that if it is only an intermediary between the consumer and the actual provider (such as transport or accommodation), it should not be regulated to be licensed or licensed. Finally, the requirements for market access suggested that member countries should distinguish between professional capacity and individuals who provide an occasional Inca-sional basis service based on activity level. 
Second, when a problem occurs, the contents of Liabilities are indicated in the EU Commission's report. The details are exempt from responsibility for the information held on behalf of individual service providers, but the shared platform is not immune to services directly provided by the platform, such as payment services, while the shared platform should continue voluntary efforts to block illegal content and increase trust. It is analyzed that companies and organizations related to the shared economy emphasized the need to protect personal information.
Third, Consumer protection. Member states indicate that consumers of shared economies are allowed to receive a high level of protection from unfair trading practices, but that they should not impose excessive obligations on individuals who provide services on an intermittent basis, thereby allowing the provision of temporary shared economic services between individuals. The fourth is employment. I made guidelines in the EU committee.The Man Labor Act is an area unique to each Member State, and it is stated that EU social standards and interference by law is a minimal area, but it may be used by Member States to determine whether individual workers are employed on the platform, such as worker-to-platform contract, working or maintenance. And that's where you can see that the standards of 2016 weren't big enough to come up with the detailed standards. We have discretion in each country, but we are asking each country to come up with clear guidelines based on contract relationships and maintenance arrangements. The fifth is the taxing problem. The service provider or platform related to the shared economy stated that the member states are obliged to pay personal income, corporate and value-added taxes just like any other economic entity, and added a mandatory clause that states the taxation authorities should continue to make simple and clear improvements to the tax rules applicable to the shared economy, and that platform operators should actively cooperate with the taxation authorities through records of their operations. 

The EU Council's shared economic guidance for 2016 includes not only the five preceding guidelines, but also the nature and future direction of the guidelines. The EU Council's guidelines state that there is no legal binding action, but that they represent the direction of the Commission's future conduct in relation to the shared economy, and that a new milestone is being inserted. The European Commission also vowed to maintain its role as a 'manager of a shared economy' by allowing member states to review relevant regulations in light of these guidelines and recommend that existing regulations be amended to comply with these guidelines if necessary for the development of a shared economy. 
Now that the shared economy has taken a step further into the lives of citizens, the content of the EU Commission's guidelines for shared economy in 2016 implies each of the 'problems or issues' that occur around the world. As the shared economy evolves in the future, we expect more problems to arise as well. But I think it's important to clarify your position on how you look at the shared economy. 

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