The EU Commission issues its preliminary report on its e-commerce sector inquiry

Antitrust: Commission publishes initial findings of e-commerce sector inquiry* The European Commission's preliminary report on its e-commerce sector inquiry confirms the fast growth of e-commerce in the EU and identifies business practices that might restrict competition and limit consumer choice. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: "E-commerce has become important for consumers and it has significant impact on the business and strategies of companies. Businesses should have the freedom to determine their sales strategies online. At the same time, antitrust authorities must ensure that they do not engage in anti-competitive business practices. These practices can prevent European consumers from reaping the full benefits of e-commerce in terms of greater choice and

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European Commission, The EU Commission issues its preliminary report on its e-commerce sector inquiry, 15 September 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2016, Art. N° 81330

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