Amazon sues EU antitrust authorities for letting Italy go ahead

Amazon is suing EU antitrust regulators for allowing the Italian competition watchdog to pursue its own case against the US online retail giant for how it selects sellers, arguing that this should be wrapped up. in an EU survey.

Amazon on Tuesday referred her case to the Luxembourg Court, the second highest in Europe, asking her to overturn the EU’s decision to exclude Italy. from the larger investigation shows a court filing. The move came two months after the European Commission opened an investigation into the criteria the company uses to select the winners of its “buy box”, which allows customers to add items. from a specific retailer directly into their shopping carts.

The investigation will also examine whether the company offers preferential treatment to its retail offerings and to marketplace sellers using its logistics and delivery services. The Italian case was launched in 2019 on the same issue but focuses on the Italian logistics markets.

Amazon said the EU should absorb the Italian case for reasons of consistency and efficiency. “When the European Commission decides to investigate an issue, European law states that national competition authorities cannot investigate the same issue. This has not happened in this case, as the Commission’s opening decision attempts to exclude Italy, “Amazon said in a statement.

The commission said it would defend its case in court. Last November, it accused Amazon of harming its retail competition by using its size, power and data to gain an unfair advantage over small merchants selling on its online platform.

The case is T19 / 21.

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News Highlights:

  • Amazon is suing EU antitrust regulators for allowing the Italian competition watchdog to pursue its own case against the US online retail giant for how it selects sellers, arguing that this should be wrapped up. in an EU survey. Amazon on Tuesday referred her case to the Luxembourg Court, the second highest in Europe, asking her to overturn the EU’s decision to exclude Italy. from the larger investigation shows a court filing.
  • Amazon sues EU antitrust authorities for letting Italy go ahead