The German and UK Competition Authorities close investigations against leading online retailer concerning its price parity policy applicable to third party sellers (Amazon)

Germany and United Kingdom: Antitrust Cases against Amazon formally closed* On 26 and 29 November 2013, the German Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) and the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) terminated their respective antitrust investigations into Amazon’s price parity policy applicable to third party sellers trading on Amazon’s “Marketplace” retail platform. The price parity clauses prohibited sellers from selling

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European Competition Network Brief, The German and UK Competition Authorities close investigations against leading online retailer concerning its price parity policy applicable to third party sellers (Amazon), 29 November 2013, e-Competitions Cooperation between National Competition Authorities, Art. N° 62165

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