German entreprenuers sue Paypal for having suspended its accounts to traders selling Cuban products
- Submitted by: manso
- Politics and Government
- 08 / 15 / 2011
Agencias. Havana. 15.08.2011. More than ten German entrepreneurs sued the online payment company Paypal for having lifted the accounts to several traders who were selling Cuban products in Germany, Prensa Latina state agency reported.
Paypal belongs to the selling and buying enterprise eBay since 2006, with a California venue and subject to the USA's embargo rules which ban trade with Cuba.
According to attorney Andreas Eberl, who represents the entreprenuers at the Munich Court, the lifting of accounts by Paypal' side is illegal.
"The business' general terms of Paypal only referred to the English rules, there is no reference to the American laws" said the attorney, according to Prensa Latina.
At the beginning of the month, the German Diary Die Welt said Paypal demanded the German firm Rum & Co to withdraw the Habanos, rum and other products from Cuba. According to the daily, a Paypal speaker confirmed the company did the same with other merchant men.
Silke Wolf, one of the entrepreneurs affected, said the measure made him lost the 60 % of business, which he made through eBay and whose benefits he collected by means of Paypal.
Lothar Harings, an expert of international commerce, said that with this decision, "eBay is violating the European Community Legislation."