The European Commission has launched a competition sector inquiry into the e-commerce sector. The inquiry, as announced by Commissioner Vestager in March, will be used by the Commission to seek to identify possible competition concerns affecting European e-commerce markets. It is intended to complement actions launched within the framework of the Digital Single Market Strategy adopted by the Commission. The Commission has stated that the sector inquiry will focus particularly on potential barriers erected by companies to cross-border online trade in goods and services where e-commerce is most widespread, such as electronics, clothing and shoes, as well as digital content. The Commission considers that knowledge gained through the sector inquiry will contribute to better enforcement of competition law in the e-commerce sector. Click here.