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European Commission opens antitrust investigation into Guess


The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into clothing manufacturer and retailer Guess, whose distribution agreements and practices may illegally restrict retailers from selling cross-border to consumers within the EU Single Market.

The investigation follows on from a recent report by the Commission on the e-commerce sector, where it was found that more than 1 in 10 surveyed retailers experienced cross-border sales restrictions in their distribution agreements, limiting their ability to sell online to customers in other Member States.