Bloomberg European Law Journal
Capturing the Online Opportunities: Report on E-Commerce Provides Ammunition for the Review of Vertical Restraints
The Internet continues to develop as a powerful distribution and communication channel. We have only seen a fraction of what it can be used for, but we know it is here to stay: “Internet use for retail shopping is destined to become pervasive.” This is beneficial to both European consumers and businesses. The European Commission’s recently published report on cross-border e-commerce in the EU (E-Commerce Report) finds that the Internet expands the size of the market and gives consumers access to more providers and more choice.