Amazon filed an antitrust lawsuit in court
The US authorities intend to hold the Amazon corporation responsible for deliberately raising prices. The relevant claim has already been filed in court. The company is accused of entering into such an agreement with its partners, the terms of which do not allow them to sell goods on other trading platforms at reduced prices. Carl Racine, who serves as the Attorney General of Washington, demands that the company stop the existing practice. He also intends to seek a large fine from Amazon. This story has been going on for a long time. Until 2019, Amazon's agreement with partners contained a ban on the sale of goods at reduced prices in other online stores. Then the regulator demanded to exclude this clause from the contract. Amazon has met this requirement. But there is a new clause in the agreement. It gives the corporation the right to apply sanctions against those partners who sell goods on the sites of competing companies and at a discount. Last year, Congress examined Amazon's operations. As a result, he came to the conclusion that the corporation is crushing its competitors.