Italy targets Amazon in market dominance probe

Business Apr 17, 2019

Italy targets Amazon in market dominance probe

Italy's competition authority said Tuesday it had opened an investigation into Amazon for possible abuse of its dominant position in online commerce and logistics. The authority said it suspected that the retail giant had been giving preferential exposure to third-party vendors on its platform only ...

Business / Corporate Apr 18, 2018

Stroller-makers Combi and Aprica raided for alleged antitrust violation

The Fair Trade Commission on Wednesday searched the headquarters of major stroller and baby product-makers Aprica Children's Products G.K. and Combi Corp. for allegedly violating antitrust regulations. The companies are suspected of setting resale prices and instructing retailers through wholesalers not to sell below specified ...

FTC raids Amazon Japan over suspected antitrust violation

Business / Corporate Mar 15, 2018

FTC raids Amazon Japan over suspected antitrust violation

Japan's antitrust watchdog raided the office of Amazon.com Inc.'s unit in the country Thursday, for allegedly violating the antitrust law by having its suppliers shoulder part of the costs to cover discounts the retailer applied on goods. The Fair Trade Commission conducted the on-site inspection ...

Major department store chains raided over alleged price-fixing cartel

Business Jul 20, 2017

Major department store chains raided over alleged price-fixing cartel

The Fair Trade Commission has searched major department store chains mostly in western Japan on suspicion they formed a price cartel to inflate shipping charges for their products. The FTC's inspections over the alleged price-fixing practice were conducted Wednesday at seven chains, including Osaka-based Takashimaya ...