We engage beyond the walls of our business to create a better ecommerce environment for our community. By providing our customers with a voice in major policy discussions we can collectively create industry-wide policy change.
Make Your Voice Heard
The eBay global Government Relations team represents the interests of eBay and all other eBay businesses before governments around the world through legislative and regulatory work, advocacy programs and global commerce policy thought leadership.
Areas of Focus
We monitor and are actively involved in a wide variety of legislative and regulatory issues around the world on behalf of the eBay community. Our focus is providing buyers and sellers globally with the ability to move goods via the internet with minimal legislative interference.
In addition to tracking and managing a wide variety of ecommerce issues, the eBay Government Relations (GR) team focuses on several areas critical to providing a safe environment for our customers while giving them a voice in the halls of power around the world. These areas include:
The GR team advocates for legislation and regulation that supports commerce, the interests of eBay, and its community of users around the globe. Our team interacts with government officials, politicians, and public policy thought leaders.
Government officials listen best when they hear from their constituents. This is why the GR team offers a variety of advocacy programs that provide our customers with an opportunity to communicate with legislators on issues important to internet buyers and sellers.
The Brand Relations team creates strategic partnerships with brands and industry stakeholders to reinforce eBay’s position as a trusted platform, protecting and optimizing brands asset and serving as a high value distribution channel.
The eBay Antitrust/Competition group ensures that eBay complies with the varied competition laws that exist in the many jurisdictions in which eBay operates.
The Issues That Matter
Legislators around the world have the power to greatly affect ecommerce. Stay informed about the issues that matter to online buyers and sellers.
eBay believes global trade rules should be modernized to ensure small business participation in technology-enabled global commerce.
eBay supports postal policies that set the framework for a viable postal system, guarantee access to reliable and affordable shipping alternatives, and support the hundreds of thousands of small ecommerce businesses that use the eBay platform.
eBay believes that casual online sellers shouldn’t receive unnecessary, invasive and confusing tax forms for small-time transactions.
The eBay global marketplace sits at the nexus of technology and commerce, transforming the way goods are bought and sold. Our research examines how globalization and technology empower small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in a more inclusive and robust economy.
Southeast Asia Small Online Business Trade Report
Using trade data, this report details how small businesses across six countries in Southeast Asia are using eBay to extend their reach and successfully sell to shoppers in hundreds of export markets each year.
eBay and the Circular Economy
This report focuses on how eBay helps expand circular consumption through product reuse, refurbishment, repair, and related strategies to extend the useful life of consumer goods.
Equitable Entrepreneurship: Empowering Women Through eCommerce
The findings presented in this report explore how selling on eBay, whether to run or build a small business, or just as an individual to earn extra income, proved helpful to women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small Business Ambassador Network
eBay SBAN members represent different races, genders, ethnicities, product categories and business models. This diverse community of sellers advocate for sound public policies around the globe that affect all small businesses.
Small Business Ambassador Network at a Glance
eBay US Seller Event 2022
eBay Sellers and Small Business Ambassador Network members visit their legislators in Washington, DC to discuss important ecommerce public policy issues.