Spain’s antitrust watchdog announced on Wednesday, February 19, it is investigating whether Amazon operates as a mail service and if so whether the group should comply with rules on labour, tax, privacy, and immigration as other mail services do in the country, reported Reuters.
The Spanish watchdog is looking at whether Amazon’s direct delivery of packages to clients and its system of lockers in brick-and-mortar stores can be considered a postal service, a source at the watchdog said.
The watchdog stated that if Amazon is deemed to be a postal service, the company would face increased scrutiny from local authorities. The Spanish watchdog has three months to end the investigation.
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