The European Commission has accused Amazon of defying rivalry norms, blaming it for mishandling its predominant situation in online retail.
It said the tech monster hosted utilized information on the third-get-together venders that utilization its commercial center to increase a bit of leeway.
It likewise dispatched a new examination concerning the conceivable special treatment of venders that utilization Amazon’s coordinations and conveyance administrations.
Amazon dismissed the charges, saying it offered purchasers more not less decision.
In an assertion, the EU’s Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said it was imperative that stages with “market power, for example, Amazon didn’t “twist rivalry”.
“Information on the action of outsider venders ought not be utilized to the advantage of Amazon when it goes about as a contender to these dealers,” she added.
“With web based business blasting, and Amazon being the main internet business stage, a reasonable and undistorted admittance to shoppers online is significant for all dealers.”
It has been researching Amazon since July a year ago, following grumblings from brokers.
Amazon faces a possible fine as high as 10% of its worldwide turnover in the event that it is seen as liable of penetrating rivalry law – about £15bn ($19bn).
In an assertion Amazon demanded that – a long way from being hostile to serious – its private-mark items were useful for clients and offered more decision.
“Amazon speaks to under 1% of the worldwide retail market, and there are bigger retailers in each nation in which we work,” it said.
“No organization thinks more about independent companies or has accomplished more to help them in the course of recent a long time than Amazon.”
It likewise brought up that there are in excess of 150,000 European organizations selling through its online commercial center.