Digital Markets Act: Application timeline

At a Glance 30-11-2022

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) entered into force on 1 November 2022. The DMA rules apply to large companies – designated as gatekeepers – that provide core platform services such as marketplaces, app stores, online search engines or cloud computing services in the EU. Most of the act's provisions will apply as of 2 May 2023, when the gatekeeper designation procedure will start. That designation follows notification by the respective platforms to the Commission. Operators designated as gatekeepers will have to comply with a range of obligations and prohibitions within 6 months of their designation as gatekeepers. The Commission may adopt implementing or delegating acts or guidelines to frame the application of the DMA.