By Jaime Llinares Taboada

 

The U.K. competition regulator said Wednesday that it has launched an investigation into Amazon.com Inc.

The Competition and Markets Authority said the probe will consider whether the U.S. group has a dominant position in the U.K. and whether it is distorting competition to favor its own retail business or sellers, compared with other third-party sellers on the Amazon UK Marketplace.

The British watchdog said this probe follows a current European Commission investigation looking into similar concerns.

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

Write to Jaime Llinares Taboada at jaime.llinares@wsj.com; @JaimeLlinaresT

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 06, 2022 07:25 ET (11:25 GMT)

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