Italys antitrust authority has actually fined Amazon 68.7 million and also Apple 134.5 million for anti-competitive methods. Both business will certainly be appealing the penalty.
The issue depends on a contract in between Amazon and also Apple from 2018 that enabled just Amazon and also choose resellers to supply Apple and also Beats items on Amazon Italy. Furthermore, there were constraint put on cross-border sales.
The Italian authority states that lowered competitors on prices and also lowered the dimension of discount rates provided by 3rd parties. Such bargains protest EU policies (Article 101).
Besides paying the penalty, both business have to additionally any kind of merchant of real Apple and also Beats items accessibility to the Amazon.it market in a non-discriminatory fashion.
The antitrust authorities in Germany and also Spain and also doing their very own examinations right into this.