The EU Commission conducts an extensive review in which it analyses the practice of applying the current vertical block exemption regulation and determines the scope and character of guidance to be provided

Online platforms and e-commerce have significantly changed the business environment since the current Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) was adopted. They have had a huge impact on the way business is conducted and on the behaviours of consumers who can switch within different online channels, and between online and offline channels. These developments have led some businesses to create seamless omnichannel environments, while others have decided to promote their physical stores at the expense of online sales. Further, many businesses face compliance costs related to the lack of consistency in the application of vertical rules, also with respect to subjects discussed below. Given that, and also the fact that the current VBER expires on 31 May 2022, the Commission is

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Marcin Alberski, Piotr Dynowski, The EU Commission conducts an extensive review in which it analyses the practice of applying the current vertical block exemption regulation and determines the scope and character of guidance to be provided, 23 October 2020, e-Competitions Vertical restrictions and e-commerce, Art. N° 98412

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