European Union Services Directive

The European Union (EU) Services Directive aims to break down barriers to cross border trade in services between countries in the EU. 

What is the Services Directive?

The Services Directive is a European law that aims to make life easier for businesses, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, to offer their services to customers in other EU countries, whether establishing elsewhere in the EU or providing services remotely from the UK.  It requires all EU countries to lift legal and administrative barriers.

The Services Directive, Doing Business Made Easier provides more information