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Amazon Faces Fresh Clampdown With German and UK Scrutiny

  • Every second euro in German online retail is spent on Amazon
  • Amazon says it disagrees with German regulator’s decision
Amazon Prime packets in a Deutsche Post AG sorting office in Berlin, Germany.

Amazon Prime packets in a Deutsche Post AG sorting office in Berlin, Germany.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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Amazon.com Inc. became the third US tech giant to be subject to Germany’s tough new antitrust rules targeting the dominance of a handful of powerful digital firms, and will also face a separate probe in the UK.  

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office on Wednesday said more than every second euro in German online retail is being spent on Amazon, making its market position dominant.