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Profile of registrant

Direct Selling Europe

Identification number in the register: 9435658947-27
Registration date: 12/01/09 12:41:55

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/12/13 11:08:20
The date of the last annual update was 16/12/13 11:08:20

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Direct Selling Europe
Acronym: DSE
Legal status: AISBL
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Oscar Cano Arias
Position: Managing Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Oscar Cano Arias
Position: Managing Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 51 Avenue de la Toison d'Or 
Brussels 1060
Telephone number: (+32) 025031856
Fax number: (+32) 025131435
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Promote the visibility and defend the interests of the direct selling industry in the European Institutions, ensuring that they understand and take into account the concerns and realities of the sector throughout the decision-making process.

Raise awareness among EU decision makers of the growing economic significance of this sector.

Improve the quality of EU legislation so as to reduce costs and uncertainties for business and to ensure a favorable commercial environment allowing the sector to operate and prosper.

Keep its members informed of EU developments impacting on their daily activities.

Offer a platform for exchange of information and experience among its members
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Oscar Cano Arias 31/07/14 29/07/15
Frederico Frade Diogo de Santos Martins 12/03/14 10/03/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Consumer Rights


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Taxation


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.


Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 300000  € - 350000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.