We take our role as a business operating in Europe seriously and engage constructively with policymakers and other organizations on issues affecting our customers, selling partners, and wider society.
We are invested in Europe – in fact we’ve made a €142+ billion investment in the region since 2010 – and we know that with that kind of commitment comes the responsibility to be transparent about our European operations and the opportunities and obstacles we face.
Some media outlets have wrongly conflated what Amazon pays in corporate tax in an entity in Luxembourg with what Amazon pays Europe-wide. We pay corporate tax in countries across Europe amounting to hundreds of millions of euros, and we operate in full compliance with local tax laws everywhere.
Consumers should have confidence in the services they use and in the products they buy, both offline and online, whatever the type or size of the business they buy from.
Earning the trust of customers and sellers is at the heart of everything we do at Amazon. We are pleased to have resolved these matters with the European Commission, and are confident that Amazon will continue to be a great place for sellers who choose the Amazon Store.