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German Cartel Office investigates Amazon for possible abuse of dominant position during pandemic

Monday 17 August 2020 | 10:11 CET | News
The German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) is investigating Amazon on suspicion that it abused its dominant position in the market during the coronavirus pandemic, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. The Cartel Office is currently investigating whether and how Amazon influences retailers' pricing on the marketplace, said the President of the Cartel Office Andreas Mundt. Complaints were received during the early phase of the pandemic, accusing Amazon of blocking retailers for allegedly excessive prices.

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Companies: Amazon / German Federal Cartel Office
Countries: Germany
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