Italy’s Competition Watchdog Launches Investigation into Amazon

On April 16th 2019, Italy’s antitrust authority said that it had launched a probe into five Amazon companies for possible abuse of dominant market position in e-commerce and logistical services. The companies being looked into include Amazon Services Europe, Amazon Europe Core, Amazon EU, Amazon Italia Services, and Amazon Italia Logistica. In comments sent via e-mail, Amazon said “We are fully cooperating with the Authority.” The Authority said the probe would be wrapped up by April 15th, 2020.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-amazon-antitrust/italys-competition-watchdog-launches-probe-into-five-amazon-companies-idUSKCN1RS0T3

Author: Davide Barbuscia and Stephen Jewkes       Publication: Reuters