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In its follow-up to the Digital Single Market Strategy, the Commission has undertaken a study aimed at learning more about the business-to-business relations between online platforms and businesses active on these platforms.

In order to learn more about current trading practices, the Commission is inviting all businesses using online platforms and the online platforms themselves to take part in a survey launched by the study.

The study will provide additional evidence to help the Commission determine the scope, actual scale and economic/innovation impact of potentially unfair B2B trading practices engaged in by online platforms. The study will identify the business-to-business practices of online platforms that may present problems, in particular for small businesses, as well as positive examples of redress. For information on how to respond, click here.