HCC launches an e-Commerce sector inquiry & a public consultation for stakeholders

On March 31st, 2020, the Hellenic Competition Commission (“HCC”) published its decision of 11.03.2020 to initiate a sector inquiry into e-commerce, exercising its competency under Article 40 of Law 3959/2011. The HCC was prompted both by the increasing importance of e-commerce for consumer habits in Greece and the fact that novel technological tools may facilitate the distortion of competition in the digital environment. Coincidently, the coronavirus pandemic has incited a spike in online traffic, which is likely to have longstanding effects on e-commerce.

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