Amazon lobbied US government agencies for the second quarter in a row, on issues related to foreign direct investment in India, international data flows and free trade agreements, according to a lobbying disclosure for the quarter filed by the company. It approached US Senate, House of representatives, US Trade Representative (USTR), Department of Commerce and the Department of State with these issues. The company spent $830,000 on lobbying this quarter on issues such as net neutrality, patent laws, taxation, cloud security, online wine sales, big data, unmanned aerial vehicles and mobile payments, apart from FDI laws in India. The company had spent $960,000 lobbying for similar issues in the previous quarter. Amazon has been expanding its offerings in India aggressively, but it remains a marketplace and the only item it seems to sell directly are Kindle e-book readers. It competes…
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