The EU Commission opens three investigations into suspected cartels in the e-commerce sector (Asus)

Antitrust: Commission opens three investigations into suspected anticompetitive practices in e-commerce* The European Commission has launched three separate investigations to assess if certain online sales practices prevent, in breach of EU antitrust rules, consumers from enjoying cross-border choice and being able to buy consumer electronics, video games and hotel accommodation at competitive prices. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy said: "E-commerce should give consumers a wider choice of goods and services, as well as the opportunity to make purchases across borders. The three investigations we have opened today focus on practices where we suspect companies are trying to deny these benefits for consumers. The cases concern the consumer electronics,

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European Commission, The EU Commission opens three investigations into suspected cartels in the e-commerce sector (Asus), 2 February 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2017, Art. N° 83396

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