Italian competition watchdog fines Amazon and Apple €203m over reseller restrictions

The 2018 deal prohibited official and unofficial resellers of Apple and Beats products ‘in a discriminatory way’

Kelsey Rees
clock • 2 min read
Italian competition watchdog fines Amazon and Apple €203m over reseller restrictions

Amazon and Apple have been slapped with €203m in fines for having a restrictive agreement that did not allow all legitimate resellers of "genuine" Apple and Beats products to operate on Amazon's Italian marketplace.  An investigation carried out by Italy's Competition and Market Authority (AGCM) found that certain contractual clauses of an agreement signed between the two companies in October 2018 prohibited official and unofficial resellers of Apple and Beats products from using Amazon.it...

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