Saturday

1st Oct 2016

Ticker

EU threatens to launch e-commerce antitrust probes

The European Commission threatened on Thursday it may open antitrust investigations into price restrictions and online sales bans in the e-commerce industry after finding that 40% of online retailers experience restrictions from manufacturers on the prices they can offer consumers. The Commission published its preliminary findings in a report based on analysis of 8,000 distribution contracts involving 1,800 companies reselling electronic and digital goods across the EU.

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