The company I work for (based in Germany) offers online courses.

The company would like to block users from non-EU/EEA countries (because of taxation complexity when we take payments from outside EU/EAA).

Regulation (EU) 2018/302 prohibits geo-blocking within the EU/EEA (so a German online trader cannot block a customer residing in Spain).


However, I have not been able to find information on whether it would be legal for an EU online trader to geo-block non-EU/EEA customers (from the United States, Russia etc).

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    Is there a reason your company cannot consult a legal professional about this?
    – user40839
    Feb 16, 2022 at 12:42
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    Is there a reason why you think it is illegal? In principle everything not prohibited is legal.
    – K-HB
    Feb 16, 2022 at 14:40


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