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Competition Bureau investigating Amazon over treatment of third-party sellers

The antitrust regulator’s civil probe is focused on how the e-commerce giant’s policies affect vendor pricing, whether merchants can succeed on the marketplace without using its fulfillment service, and whether the platform influences shoppers to buy directly from it instead of businesses listing there. “We are cooperating with the Competition Bureau’s review and continue to work hard to support small and medium sized businesses who sell in our Canadian store—and help them grow,” said Kristin Gable, senior manager of corporate communications for Canada at Amazon. (The Logic) 

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