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eQuestionnaire – The Commission's electronic investigative platform
Since December 2009 the Commission introduced the web-based application "eQuestionnaire" in its market investigations.
The application provides respondents with a modern, secure and efficient web-based workspace to submit their replies to the Commission. It is designed to accommodate the input of both large corporations and smaller companies, while improving and streamlining the Commission's market investigations.
Companies requested to provide information will receive an email informing them of the launch of an investigation, inviting them to log on to eQuestionnaire using a unique access code. After first confirming their contact details and the receipt of the request for information, companies can fill in the questionnaire directly online or – if preferred – export the questionnaire to a text editor, complete the responses there and upload the replies into the application afterwards.
Feedback and questions
Respondents can send questions or suggestions on the eQuestionnaire directly to the relevant case team at DG Competition. Contact details of the case team are provided both in the email sent to the recipient of the questionnaire and in the application itself.
Practical information on how to provide contact details
In order to provide contact details for competitors and customers in electronic format please use the following template:
Questionnaires in a market investigation are sent out electronically on the basis of this template. It is therefore essential that you do not deviate from the template in order to avoid any delay in the market investigation. For merger investigations, please always submit the contact details in advance as a draft together with the draft Form CO.