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German Cartel Office Drops Amazon Review on Pricing

Published on November 26, 2013
by Sarah Sloat

Germany’s cartel office has dropped proceedings against Amazon.com Inc. after the online retailer satisfied authorities it has abandoned a pricing policy that limited competition.

Antitrust authorities began investigating Amazon earlier this year over a price parity policy it applied to third-party sellers. A clause in the agreement with sellers banned them from offering their products for a lower price on other platforms, such as eBay Inc. or the sellers’ own online shops.

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