The German Competition Authority ends an abuse probe after an online market place agrees to changing business terms for dealers (Amazon)

Bundeskartellamt ends abuse probe after Amazon agrees to changing business terms for dealers* On July 17, 2019, the German Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office, “FCO”) terminated its dominance probe into Amazon’s business terms towards sellers on its marketplace after Amazon agreed to various changes, see press release here here. Amazon will implement the changes within 30 days, not only in Germany, but for all of its marketplaces in Europe, North America and Asia. The Austrian competition authority (Federal Competition Authority, “FCA”) closed parallel investigations on the same day, referring to close cooperation with the FCO (see press release here). Equally on the same day, following a preceding informal inquiry the European Commission has launched an official in-depth

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

  • Heinz & Zagrosek (Köln)

Quotation

Silke Heinz, The German Competition Authority ends an abuse probe after an online market place agrees to changing business terms for dealers (Amazon), 17 July 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2019, Art. N° 91346

Visites 262

All issues

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