Shop like a European: The Tipline for 13 March 2019

13 March 2019

Senator Richard Blumenthal’s concerns over Amazon’s allegedly anticompetitive pricing policy have been heard. The company has confirmed that it will no longer impose its price parity clauses on sellers using its Marketplace platform in the US – aligning with its policies in the EU and Japan. This news comes a few months after Blumenthal called out the company’s pricing tactics as violating US federal antitrust law and urged the Department of Justice to open an investigation.