E-commerce and its impact on competition policy

This report presents the findings of our research into the impact of e-commerce on competition policy and law in Singapore.  The report was commissioned by the Competition Commission of Singapore.

The report follows an extensive literature review, desk research and interviews with stakeholders in three sectors affected by e-commerce.  The report examines trends in the adoption of e-commerce in Singapore over time, before analysing in depth the potential impacts of e-commerce on competition and consumers.  We argue that, while there may be substantial benefits from e-commerce adoption, there are also important risks that competition authorities must consider.  Existing competition policy frameworks should be suited to dealing with these issues, as long as authorities place sufficient emphasis on the issues identified in the report.

The report can be downloaded from the CCS website and is also available here.

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