eBay Government Relations

The eBay global Government Relations team represents the interests of eBay and all eBay businesses before governments around the world through legislative & regulatory work, advocacy programs and commerce policy thought leadership.

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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. Visit the Issues section for more detail on all of the ecommerce public policy issues we monitor.

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:

Government Affairs

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. Additionally, GR liaises with our merchants around the world to gain their insights on how regulations might affect their businesses.

Advocacy Programs

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. Digital “grassroots campaigns” give our customers a quick and easy way to make their voices heard in the halls of power through email, social media, and online petitions. The GR team also created the Small Business Ambassador Network to honor the most dedicated members of our eBay Main Street community while helping them shape public policy that protects and promotes small businesses.

Brand Relations

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.

Antitrust/Competition Team

The eBay Antitrust/Competition group ensures that eBay complies with the varied competition laws that exist in the many jurisdictions in which eBay operates. Additionally, the group works to ensure that eBay and its sellers have the opportunity to compete on an equal basis and on a level playing field in all of countries in which eBay offers services around the world.


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