The EU Commission publishes initial findings of e-commerce sector inquiry report

On 15 September 2016, the European Commission published a preliminary report on its initial findings in the e-commerce sector inquiry, aimed at identifying business practices in the sector that might restrict competition and limit consumer choice. This development follows the Commission’s report on initial findings on the use of geoblocking in e-commerce issued on 18 March 2016 (see VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2016, No. 3, available at www.vbb.com). The final report is currently scheduled to be published in the first quarter of 2017. This article focuses on the analysis concerning (physical) goods in the report. In general, the report contains important indications of the Commission’s likely approach with respect to a number of types of restrictions used by, in particular,

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Andrzej Chajęcki, The EU Commission publishes initial findings of e-commerce sector inquiry report, 15 September 2016, e-Competitions Platforms, Art. N° 81523

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