Digital Markets Act: Commission organises a stakeholder workshop on self-preferencing

The European Commission today organises a first technical workshop on the implementation of the Digital Markets Act  (‘DMA’) to give interested stakeholders the possibility to provide input and views on how designated gatekeepers should comply with the DMA’s obligations, in particular in relation to self-preferencing.

The DMA has entered into force on 1 November 2022 and will start to apply as of 2 May 2023. To prepare for the enforcement of the DMA, the Commission is already now engaging proactively with interested parties to ensure effective compliance of designated gatekeepers with the new rules. In this context, this first workshop focusses on the obligation for gatekeepers not to favour their own products or services in ranking. The full program of the event is available here.

The workshop allows a broad audience – including potential gatekeepers, business users, end users of platform services and civil society representatives – to express their views. The contributions of third parties, in particular those who are potential beneficiaries of the DMA’s obligations, will be essential in ensuring the timely and effective implementation of the DMA.

More information is available here.