German tax authorities have confiscated goods from large(r) Chinese merchants in Amazon warehouses. Their accounts have been blocked because they do not comply to regulations on importing goods. Multiple Chinese retailers have been suspended, according to an email they received, says Weblog Wortfilter.
It is yet unclear which sellers in concerns, but for now, these merchants are unable to sell their goods. The problem is that they basically import containers from China, stock these goods in Amazon.de warehouses and directly sell to the end-consumer. Even though German demands are clear, do not pay VAT and goods are not exanimated on hazardous substances or other European safety regulations.
On another note: Amazon is currently planning on opening physical stores in Germany, similar to those opened in the USA. It is yet unclear exactly when this will happen.