The EU Commission issues a final report on its e-commerce sector inquiry and updates its digital single market plans

EU issues final report on its e-commerce sector inquiry and updates its digital single market plan* On May 10, 2017, the European Commission published the final report on its sector inquiry on competition in the e-commerce sector (the E-Commerce Report) and a mid-term review of its digital single market (DSM) initiative (the DSM Review), both of which were originally announced in May 2015. The E-Commerce Report confirms that the Commission has no plans to revise the Vertical Restraints Block Exemption before its expiry in 2022 as a result of the sector inquiry, and the report is circumspect in identifying particular online practices as problematic. The Commission has however launched several investigations as a result of the inquiry, and further enforcement action seems likely. The

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Jay Modrall, The EU Commission issues a final report on its e-commerce sector inquiry and updates its digital single market plans, 10 May 2017, e-Competitions Vertical restrictions and e-commerce, Art. N° 84193

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