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Comment: Amazon's Canada investigation likely an irritant in contrast to US, EU efforts

By Khushita Vasant and Richard Vanderford
  • 18 Aug 2020 17:58
  • 18 Aug 2020 17:58
Amazon faces a probe by Canada's Competition Bureau, but the country's low penalties for competition scofflaws mean the investigation is likely to prove a mere irritant for the tech giant. Ongoing antitrust actions in the US and the EU are far more likely to inflict pain.
The bureau last week

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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