Tod Cohen

Since 2000, Mr. Cohen has been responsible for global public policy for eBay, adding PayPal when it was acquired in 2002. Beginning in 2006, he has become responsible for eBay’s legal regulatory and intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks and rightsholder relations) work as well as law enforcement affairs and global investigation teams.

February 12, 2016

Yesterday, the United States Senate passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. The long-awaited customs reauthorization bill increases the U.S. de minimis threshold, urges other countries to do the same, and modernizes customs rules to allow U.S. sellers to accept retail returns duty-free. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming days.

February 12, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. While this customs bill removes frictions for global ecommerce sales, it also triggered developments on the Internet sales tax front.

February 8, 2016

eBay strongly encourages the Senate to take up and pass the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (H.R. 644), which would support the ability of small Internet-enabled retailers to successfully export across the globe. According to the new Small Online Business Growth Report, 97% of eBay-enabled U.S. small businesses export and 59% of those reach 10 or more different foreign markets. This statistic is notable because less than 4% of traditional businesses export, regardless of their size.

February 3, 2016

Pictured from left to right: eBay Seller Mac Griffiths, eBay GR Team Member Katie Stevens, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams

February 3, 2016

This article originally appeared on Written by Bo Harmon, Senior Vice-President, Political Field Divison of BIPAC.

On Monday morning before the first votes were cast in Iowa, Donald Trump held a 20 point lead in New Hampshire and a 15 point lead in South Carolina. If he had won Iowa, there was broad expectation that he would cruise on through New Hampshire and South Carolina on his way to wrapping up the GOP nomination. Now, there are dozens of scenarios of how the race could turn out, but Trump running the table is no longer one of them.

Boulder outdoor industry has big stake in international trade agreement

January 27, 2016

In just 5 days, on February 1st 2016, Iowa will formally kick off the presidential nomination process and hold the first caucuses in the nation. They hold special significance in the Presidential election process, because they are the first time voters will weigh in on the Presidential nomination contest. The Caucuses are notorious for weaning out non-viable candidates and setting the stage for the rest of the Presidential Election.  

January 13, 2016

On January 12, President Obama gave his eighth and final State of the Union address to the nation. A time-honored institution written into the U.S. Constitution, this speech allows the President to update Congress and the American people on the status of his agenda, the country’s accomplishments, as well as the challenges we have yet to confront.

January 13, 2016

Tekedra Mawakana, an experienced public policy leader has joined eBay as its new vice president of Government Relations. She will lead legislative, policy, antitrust and government affairs for eBay forging relationships with government officials and other stakeholders around the world.