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

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  • Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)

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

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