Brussels, 10 May 2017
Antitrust: Commission publishes final report on e-commerce sector inquiry – frequently asked questions
The European Commission has today published the final report on the competition sector inquiry into e-commerce which was launched in May 2015. The sector inquiry forms part of the Digital Single Market strategy. One of the main goals of this strategy is better access for consumers and businesses to goods and services via e-commerce across the EU.
The e-commerce sector inquiry complements the Commission’s legislative proposals in this regard. The objective of the sector inquiry was to allow the Commission to identify possible competition concerns in European e-commerce markets.
The Commission’s initial findings presented in a preliminary report in September 2016 were largely confirmed by the stakeholder consultation that followed its publication.
Please also see the press release. For more background about the e-commerce sector inquiry and competition sector inquiries in general, please see the factsheet published at the launch of the inquiry and the sector inquiry’s webpage.
Click here to see the full article from the European Commission.