The EU Commission publishes the preliminary report on its e-commerce sector inquiry and identifies a number of business practices believed to be restricting competition in online trade for consumer goods and digital content

On 15th September, the European Commission published the preliminary report on its e-commerce sector inquiry. The Commission has identified a number of business practices which it believes may restrict competition in online trade for consumer goods and digital content. It has warned of follow-up investigations and potential enforcement action where it suspects such practices may infringe EU competition rules. On 15th September 2016, the European Commission published a preliminary report on its ecommerce sector inquiry, initially launched in May 2015. A number of business practices are identified as potentially restricting competition in online trade for both consumer goods and the distribution of digital content. The Commission warns of further investigations of these practices, and

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  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)

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Josephine Mackintosh, Marie-Claire Strawbridge, Sarah Jensen, The EU Commission publishes the preliminary report on its e-commerce sector inquiry and identifies a number of business practices believed to be restricting competition in online trade for consumer goods and digital content, 15 September 2016, e-Competitions September 2016, Art. N° 94760

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