Proz com and directive 2000/35/EC
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Jan 27, 2006

To what extend could Proz.com make outsourcers situated within the boundaries of the E.U. comply with the European guideline against late payments.
I know Proz.com is US-based, but for VAT-reasons, they comply with the content of a Eurpean guideline.
Shouldn't this be also true for the Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payments in commercial transactions? This directive has been transposed into national law in all the E.U.-Member-States. So, all E.U.based outsourcers should comply with this piece of legislation.
When looking for translators, E.U.-based outsourcers could be made to tick a case, whereby they agree to pay E.U.-based translators according to the content of the guideline i.e. maximum 30 day after delivery. After three reported offenses of late payments, they could be banished from posting, just as it is the case now with regard to non-payment.
This is by no means to be construed in the sense of any U.S. anti-trust law or intervening in free-trade.
No price-arrangements are made or imposed. It is simply helping to implement a law, which applies in 25 countries.


[Edited at 2006-01-27 16:53]


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