The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2016

India: Competition Commission of India

11 February 2016

The Competition Act 2002 (the Act) established the new competition regime in India. Under the Act, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) was established in March 2009 as a statutory authority to enforce the provisions of the Act throughout India. The CCI is an expert body that acts as a regulator to eliminate practices having an adverse effect on competition; promote and sustain competition in markets; protect the interests of consumers; and ensure freedom of trade. To enable it to do so, it is armed with quasi-legislative, quasi-executive and quasi-judicial powers and other resources, matching its mandate and responsibilities with provisions for its autonomy and accountability.

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