NAW Commends Senate Judiciary Members on Passage of The American Innovation and Choice Online Act to Hold Amazon Accountable

January 20, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) issued the below statement following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of S. 2992, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. 

From Blake Adami, VP of Government Relations:

On behalf of the wholesale distribution industry, we commend the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing the American Innovation and Choice Online Act which will enact meaningful remedies addressing Amazon’s abuses, its conflicts of interest and poor service to third-party sellers. Currently, competition and innovation are suppressed to the detriment of consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses. Without reforms, some wholesaler-distributors will quite literally be driven out of existence, leaving customers with fewer alternatives and higher prices. We encourage the Senate to quickly pass the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and continue to hold monopolies like Amazon accountable.

NAW previously sent a letter to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary ahead of their Thursday mark-up of S. 2992.  NAW has long supported anti-trust legislation that will hold Amazon accountable. 

You may read the full letter here.