Published On: Mon, Dec 18th, 2017

France files retailer agreement censure opposite Amazon


The French supervision has filed a censure opposite ecommerce hulk Amazon alleging abuse of a widespread position with some of a suppliers, according to Reuters citing a news in La Parisien newspaper.

The pierce apparently follows a two-year investigation by France’s consumer rascal watchdog, a DGCCRF.

The news group says a Economy Ministry is seeking a excellent of €10M (~$11.8M).

“The height imposes lunatic family to a vendors,” DGCCRF central Loic Tanguy is quoted as revelation Le Parisien.

We reached out to Amazon though a orator declined to comment, responding around email with this statement: “We do not criticism on superb authorised proceedings.”

At a time of essay a French Economy Minister could not be reached for comment.

According to Le Parisien’s report, a censure focuses on Amazon’s ability to unilaterally change agreement terms on a some-more than 10,000 French companies regulating a ecommerce height to sell their products — or even to postpone contracts entirely.

It’s not a initial regard lifting in a European Union around Amazon’s business practices. Earlier this year a association was forced to cgange a Kindle ebook contracts in a segment after an EU antitrust review judged it had suppressed foe by commanding astray terms on publishers that compulsory them to divulge any terms they had concluded with opposition publishers.

Tax is another bone of row between EU governments and a ecommerce giant  — including in France that 5 years ago demanded Amazon compensate $252M in non-reported tax.

This Oct a EU also systematic Amazon to compensate $295M in behind taxes, reporting it had been given bootleg taxation advantages in Luxembourg where a corporate HQ is based.

Multiple EU governments are now pulling for taxation remodel to respond to where digital platforms beget income not only where they book distinction to negate a problem of taxation bottom erosion in particular Member States.

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