On Friday, the Commission launched a public consultation on the implementation of the Digital Markets Act (‘DMA’). The consultation will last one month and will help shape the final Commission implementing regulation.
The Digital Markets Act entered into force on 1 November 2022 and will start applying on 2 May 2023. It empowers the Commission to adopt procedural rules in relation to the enforcement of the Digital Markets Act.
The draft implementing regulation now available for public feedback details the procedural aspects related to the enforcement of the DMA, such as the right for parties to be heard and to access the file, as well as the elements included in notification forms, among others. It aims to ensure effective proceedings, as well as to provide legal certainty on procedural rights and obligations to the companies concerned, including those who will be designated as gatekeepers.
All interested parties can submit their views on the draft on the Commission’s Have Your Say Portal until 9 January 2023.