Italy imposes unprecedented fine on Amazon

On Thursday, the Italian competition regulator imposed a fine of more than 1,128 billion euros on Amazon.

Agence France-Presse reported that the reason for the fine was “abuse of a dominant position” by discriminating against sellers who did not use its logistics services.

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The authority said in a statement that Amazon company It hurt its competitors’ operators in e-commerce logistics.

On the other hand, Amazon expressed its “strong opposition” to this penalty, which will be appealed against.

The company described the fine and the proposed corrective measures as “unjustified and disproportionate”.

This is one of the largest fines imposed by a country for practices seen as harmful to competition against a US technology giant targeted in several countries.

In recent months, countries in . have doubled European Union Impose financial sanctions on US and Chinese digital giants in an effort to further regulate their activities.

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