NAW Urges Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice to Investigate Amazon

October 17, 2019

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors sent letters to the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice requesting them to investigate the General Services Administration’s (GSA) proposed e-Marketplace platform and Amazon’s unfair and anti-competitive practices and processes.  Under GSA’s Sec. 846 program, Amazon and perhaps one other entity, will be the gatekeeper to sell commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products to federal agencies.  In choosing and charging suppliers who can use the channel, Amazon’s powerful position in supply chain infrastructure, fulfillment, shipment, transportation, delivery and tracking presents a multitude of options for it to pursue its own interests at the expense of other suppliers.

Click here to read NAW’s letter to the Federal Trade Commission.

Click here to read NAW’s letter to the U.S. Department of Justice.

For additional information, click here to read NAW’s Issue Brief.