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eTrustEx: a secure document exchange platform in DG Competition

eTrustEx (Trusted Document Exchange) is a web based exchange platform that ensures secure transmission of documents between DG Competition and external stakeholders. 

eTrustEx serves as a secure communication channel to send documents to DG Competition. eTrustEx supports message encryption, message integrity through the use of checksum algorithms, authentication via EU Login and traceability. For more information download the eTrustEx user guide:

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The current limits for document transmission via eTrustEx are the following:

  • Maximum size of transmission: 4GB;
  • Maximum size of each file uploaded in the same transmission: 100MB;
  • Maximum number of files uploaded in the same transmission: 500;

For Merger cases you can use eTrustEx to submit to the Commission, for example:

  • Draft Form CO
  • Responses to Requests For Information
  • Responses to requests for internal documents, if smaller than 4 GB
  • Response to a Statement of Objections
  • Submission of draft remedies
  • Any other submission to the Commission

For Antitrust cases you can use eTrustEx to submit to the Commission, for example:

  • Complaints
  • Comments on complaints
  • Responses to Requests For Information
  • Response to a Statement of Objections, a Preliminary Assessment or comments on the Article 7(1) letter
  • Any other submission to the Commission

For submissions larger than 4GB, please either split into more sendings or use a physical external carrier (DVD, USB, external hard drive).

For registration to use eTrustEx, please click here.

For further information, please contact COMP-ETRUSTEX@ec.europa.eu

 

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