Spain Watchdog Investigates Antitrust Practices By Apple & Amazon

Spain’s competition watchdog, the CNMC, is investigating possible anti-competitive practices in Spain by Apple and Amazon regarding online sales of electronic products.

The CNMC said in a statement on Thursday, July 1, that it had opened disciplinary proceedings over possible unlawful conduct by both companies that would include possible restrictions on the Amazon website in Spain.

“(Restrictions) would affect the retail sale of Apple products by third parties and the advertising of competing Apple products, leading to a reduced competition in the Internet retail market for electronic products,” the CNMC stated.

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