The EU Commission publishes final e-commerce sector inquiry report

On 10 May 2017, the European Commission (“Commission”) published its final Report on the e-commerce sector inquiry (“the Report”), aimed at identifying business practices in the sector that might restrict competition and limit con- sumer choice. The Report consists of two documents: (i) a 16-page sum- mary; and (ii) a 298-page Staff Working Document, and considers issues arising from the sale of consumer goods and the supply of digital content separately. The results are based upon evidence gathered from 1 900 companies operating in e-commerce of consumer goods and digital content, in addition to analysing around 8 000 distribution and license contracts. The Report largely mirrors the preliminary report (see VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2016, No. 9) in that it identifies various

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Andrzej Kmiecik, The EU Commission publishes final e-commerce sector inquiry report , 10 May 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2017, Art. N° 84308

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