Cartier, the world’s biggest online retailer, has been authorised by Swiss authorities to handle sales of its products from its own stores in the country.
The Swiss government is investigating Cartier’s role in the online retailer’s sale of electronic devices from its stores, and is seeking to impose criminal charges on its management team.
The company did not respond to a request for comment from Ars Technicas.
In a statement, Cartier said that it “will continue to comply with all legal requirements” of Swiss authorities.
“Cartier does not provide any service or service product to the public or any third parties, including the European Union and the US,” the company said.
“Furthermore, Cartiers management is responsible for maintaining strict control over its operations, and we will continue to do so.”
In a report released in December, the Swiss government accused the online seller of running an illegal business in which it was “providing and managing its own retail network in Switzerland”.
The investigation also focused on Cartiers management of its sales team, which the government said had failed to report sales to regulators.
“It is therefore unclear whether Cartier was properly managing its sales,” the Swiss finance ministry said in a statement.
The government has previously been investigating the company’s sales of digital products from the US and the UK.
In September, the US Justice Department said that Cartier failed to adequately disclose sales to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and was also accused of failing to comply in another investigation, as well as violating federal anti-money laundering laws.
In March, the FTC announced that Cartiers “improper” sales practices in the US, including selling digital products directly from the company.
Cartier’s sales from the UK were also under investigation.