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DOT Europe expands membership with Alibaba

13 June 2024, Brussels, Belgium – DOT Europe, the voice of the leading internet companies in Europe, is pleased to welcome Alibaba as a new member.

Alibaba, a global online marketplace and technology company, joins the ranks of DOT Europe’s members seeking a trusted and constructive dialogue with the EU institutions and EU Member States.

We are delighted to welcome Alibaba as our newest member. This addition reinforces our position as the voice of the leading Internet companies in Europe, as we head into a new political term,” said Constantin Gissler, Director General at DOT Europe.

“Alibaba’s services are popular with both consumers and businesses in Europe. I am particularly happy to further strengthen our representation of the leading online marketplaces,” Gissler added.

Alibaba operates various retail and wholesale platforms in Europe and around the world. Next to its B2C services presence in Europe, Alibaba increasingly serves as an export platform for European brands and small businesses looking to expand their reach in China and other global markets.

We are honoured and humbled for the opportunity to join DOT Europe and to engage with other member companies on important policy matters for our e-commerce platforms operating in the EU. At Alibaba, our goal is to ensure we are offering a safe, innovative and beneficial e-commerce environment for both EU consumers and businesses to further enable them to grow in the EU and globally” said Eric Pelletier, Vice President and Head of International Government Affairs at Alibaba.

This expansion will strengthen DOT Europe’s voice ahead of a new EU mandate that will be characterised by a focus on implementation of significant legislation adopted in the current term and potentially further regulation for consumer-facing online services.


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Notes to the editor:

DOT Europe is the voice of the leading internet companies in Europe. DOT Europe’s mission is to develop ideas and support policy initiatives that foster an innovative, open and safe internet for Europe’s citizens and businesses. More information is available here:

DOT Europe represents 22 of the leading internet companies: Airbnb, Alibaba, Amazon EU, Apple, Discord, Dropbox, eBay, Etsy, Expedia Group, Google, Indeed, King, Meta, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nextdoor, OLX, Snap, Spotify, TikTok, Yahoo and X.

Its members produce and manage a variety of products, services and applications including browsers, entertainment platforms, social networks, marketplaces and review sites. More information is available here:

About Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. The company aims to build the future infrastructure of commerce. It envisions that its customers will meet, work and live at Alibaba, and that it will be a good company that lasts for 102 years.

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