Don’t Break What Works Statement on the FTC’s Unredacted Complaint Against Amazon

Washington, D.C. 11/02/2023 – Following the release of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) unredacted complaint against Amazon, CCIA’s “Don’t Break What Works” campaign released the following statement:  

“Because the FTC doesn’t seem to have a strong legal position in its lawsuit against Amazon, the agency has resorted to a flawed and misleading suit against a popular company by twisting the facts to fit into its narrative,” said Chandler Smith Costello, a spokeswoman for the Don’t Break What Works campaign

“This is just the latest move in the FTC’s long-standing effort to harm Amazon’s reputation. In the unredacted complaint, the FTC mischaracterizes Amazon’s actions regarding the company’s advertising business. The agency also reaches false conclusions about Amazon’s price-matching capabilities and misleads about how many sellers could actually meet Prime’s two-day delivery.“

“The simple fact is that the FTC’s lawsuit against Amazon is threatening to bring harm to and raise prices for consumers by jeopardizing guaranteed two-day delivery and a service Americans love, which runs counter to the foundational principles on which the FTC is built. Now that its case appears to get weaker, the FTC has decided it would rather litigate its lawsuit against Amazon in the court of public opinion than in front of a judge.” 

The Don’t Break What Works campaign has championed the products and services that benefit American consumers and pushed back on harmful policies designed to target a few American companies, to the detriment of American consumers. 

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