The German Competition Authority issues its final report on inquiry into comparison websites

Sector inquiry on comparison websites - Bundeskartellamt wants to terminate infringements of consumer rights and demands new competences* Today the Bundeskartellamt has published the final report on its inquiry into comparison websites. Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt: “Comparison websites help consumers find their way around the internet along with better and cheaper results. However, we also detected consumer-unfriendly tricks of some comparison websites. Consumers should look at how rankings are achieved and check whether they are based on a large number of offers. Consumers should not allow themselves to be put under pressure by alleged shortages or exclusive offers which might turn out not to be short or exclusive after all. We have compiled valuable advice for

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority issues its final report on inquiry into comparison websites, 11 April 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2019, Art. N° 90238

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