The German edition of Tom's Hardware made the news public. They published a review of an ASRock video card, and got an inquiry from the company to ask how they had obtained the video card.
As VideoCardz points out, this policy is a bit at odds what AMD's recent "Freedom of Choice in PC Gaming" marketing campaign:
Yet still, customers should have a choice when it comes to choosing the right model, at the lowest price possible. Those who want ASRock graphics cards will still be able to buy them, just with additional taxes and shipping costs artificially created by regional sales bans.
Isn’t it ironic that AMD has just started “Freedom of Choice in PC Gaming” marketing campaign (in response to GPP), only to limit the choice of customers at the same time?