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

The European Commission has published, on 10 May, its final report on the E- commerce Sector Inquiry (the “Final Report”). The Commission launched the E-commerce Sector Inquiry in May 2015 in the context of its Digital Single Market (“DSM”) strategy, aiming to ensure better access for consumers and businesses to goods and services. During the inquiry, the Commission has gathered evidence from nearly 1 900 companies and analysed around 8000 distribution and licensing contracts. It published its initial findings on geo-blocking in an issues paper in March 2016 and set out its initial findings in the Preliminary Report in September 2016. The publication of the Preliminary Report was followed by a public consultation open to all interested stakeholders. The Final Report is accompanied by a

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Christopher Bright, Paolisa Nebbia, The EU Commission publishes its final report on the e-commerce sector inquiry, 10 May 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2017, Art. N° 84215

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