The EU Commission investigates e-commerce sector following the publication of its report

Introduction The European Commission (“Commission”), on May 6, 2015, introduced a sector inquiry with regard to electronic commerce (“e-commerce”) of consumer goods and digital content in the European Union (“EU”). This inquiry is part of the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy that is designed to provide some leverage in the digital economy. It aimed to understand new market trends, as well as possible competition restrictions that could emerge with the development of e-commerce and business practices. The Commission first published its Preliminary Report on the e-commerce Sector Inquiry (“Preliminary Report”) [1] on September 15, 2016, and then published its final report on May 10, 2017 (“Final Report”) [2]. The Final Report states that the EU is one of the largest e-commerce market

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Ercüment Erdem, The EU Commission investigates e-commerce sector following the publication of its report, 10 May 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2017, Art. N° 84694

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