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On 4 April 2018, the European Commission published a Competition Policy Brief (the "Brief"), with the intention of (a) following up on its findings in the Final Report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry in relation to online marketplace bans and (b) providing the Commission's views on the assessment of marketplace bans in light of the Coty ruling.  The Brief concludes that marketplace bans are not "hardcore" restrictions and are capable of being block-exempted under the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation ("VBER").

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