Date: 7 months ago   Category: Internet

Amazon was suspected of violation of the antitrust law of the EU — Rambler News Service


Regulators of the European Union have begun check of activity of Amazon online store on compliance to the antitrust law, the European commissioner for the competition Margret Vestager has reported. Her words are cited by Reuters. According to the commissioner, the problem is that Amazon competes with retailers whose data posts on the website. In the European antimonopoly regulator consider that the online store can use this information for sales of goods under own brand. "We collect data on this question, and we have sent requests to participants of the market fully to clear a situation" — Vestager has said during the press conference. The commissioner has specified that officially business hasn't been open yet. According to the existing rules, the European antimonopoly regulator has the right to fine the companies for the sum up to 10% from their total turnover if the organizations find guilty of unfair competition. In Amazon headquarters in Seattle have refused comments. According to the agency, the enterprises of small and medium business try to sell a half of the goods presented on the website of the retailer.

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