The Italian Competition Authority opens an antitrust investigation against a major e-commerce company for alleged abuse of dominance (Amazon)

The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has opened an Article 102 TFEU investigation against several undertakings belonging to the Amazon group in the FBA case [1]. The targets of the ICA investigation are Amazon Services Europe (ASE), Amazon Europe Core (AEC), Amazon EU (AEU), Amazon Italia Services (AIS) and Amazon Italia Logistica (AIL), which will be thereinafter referred as Amazon. And the ICA looked at the benefits that Amazon granted to the sellers that chose the logistic services supplied by Amazon itself. What the ICA feared is that Amazon had abused its dominant position in the e-commerce market discriminating against the operators that did not use its logistic services. This practice might foreclosure the competitors of Amazon in some e-commerce markets. The facts of the

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Author

  • Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)

Quotation

Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority opens an antitrust investigation against a major e-commerce company for alleged abuse of dominance (Amazon), 10 April 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2019, Art. N° 90189

Visites 426

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues