Jakarta, Indonesia – Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha (KPPU), the country’s antitrust agency has stated that Shopee has violated a monopoly rule for its courier service in Indonesia. It is worth mentioning that Shopee operates in the country through two local subsidiaries: PT Shopee International Indonesia and PT Nusantara Ekspres Kilat.

KPPU had accused Shopee’s local subsidiary of breaking anti-competition regulations by urging customers to use particular delivery firms, one of which had a Shopee Indonesia official on its board of directors.

The agency also noted that Shopee has agreed to make adjustments to its operating practices following a submission on change of behaviour presented to the agency on June 20. KPPU has acknowledged Shopee’s alleged violation of said ruling with talks ongoing on enforcing lawful conditions and behaviours by the company to operate locally.

It is also worth noting that KPPU also recently investigated antitrust violations by rival e-commerce platform Lazada who also operates in Indonesia.