The EU Commission publishes its final report on the e-commerce sector inquiry

On 10 May 2017, two years after launching its e-commerce sector inquiry on 6 May 2015, the European Commission published its final report (Final Report) on the inquiry. The inquiry was opened in the framework of the Commission’s broader Digital Single Market strategy, which was aimed at facilitating the identification by the Commission of barriers that EU citizens face when accessing goods and services online across borders. The Final Report highlights what the Commission identifies as manufacturers’ attempts to exercise greater control over the distribution of their products. According to the Commission, this trend manifests itself through three di erent strategies: (i) selling directly to customers via online retail shops, and thus competing with traditional distributors; (ii)

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)

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Frederic Depoortere, Ingrid Vandenborre, Simon Baxter, Giorgio Motta, The EU Commission publishes its final report on the e-commerce sector inquiry, 10 May 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2017, Art. N° 84274

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