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
The German Competition Authority ends an abuse probe after an online marketplace agrees to change business terms for dealers (Amazon)
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