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

On September 15, 2016, the European Commission (“Commission”) published a Preliminary Report [1] on its E-Commerce Sector Inquiry (“Preliminary Report”), presenting the outcome of over 1.800 responses received from manufacturers, retailers, e-commerce marketplaces, price comparison tools, payment service providers, digital content providers, and digital right holders. The Commission started the inquiry in May 2015 as part of its Digital Single Market Strategy. [2] The E-Commerce Sector Inquiry completes a series of measures in that context. This article summarizes the Commission’s preliminary findings on goods, [3] and outlines the EU competition law implications. It also provides a summary of the treatment of vertical restraints on e-commerce in the United States, which is quite

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Irving Scher, The EU Commission publishes a preliminary report on its e-commerce sector inquiry, 15 September 2016, e-Competitions Vertical restrictions and e-commerce, Art. N° 96515

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