The EU Commission launches a formal investigation into e-commerce

European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy Is Storming The Border Walls In E-Commerce* The European Commission (“EC”) is taking aim at artificial restraints on cross-border online sales in the European Union with its launch of a formal investigation into e-commerce. The antitrust investigation, which was opened on May 6, 2015, will focus on barriers to cross-border online trade in goods and services where e-commerce is most widespread such as electronics, clothing and shoes, as well as digital content. The inquiry complements the EC’s wider Digital Single Market Strategy, which was adopted by the EC on May 6 as

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  • Constantine Cannon (London)

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James Ashe-Taylor, The EU Commission launches a formal investigation into e-commerce, 6 May 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2015, Art. N° 73541

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