The EU Commission launches consultations on proposals for a New Competition Tool and its Digital Services Act package

On 2 June, the European Commission launched consultations on proposals for a New Competition Tool (NCT) and its Digital Services Act package. As an NCT based on a market structure threshold (options 3 and 4 in the Commission’s proposals) would be similar to the UK’s market investigation regime in a number of ways, we discuss the lessons that can be learned from the UK’s market investigation experience as the Commission continues to consider and consult. The Commission is proposing that the NCT will help to address gaps identified in the current EU competition toolkit to allow for timely and effective intervention. [1] While the scope of the NCT is under consideration, the general objective is to ‘ensure fair and undistorted competition in the internal market’ and to address ‘structural

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Helen Ralston, The EU Commission launches consultations on proposals for a New Competition Tool and its Digital Services Act package, 2 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 100733

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