The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2018

India: Competition Commission

19 March 2018

Introduction The Competition Commission of India (the Commission) is a regulatory body established under the Competition Act 2002 (the Act) with the duty to eliminate practices that have adverse effects on competition, to promote and sustain competition, to protect the interest of consumers, and to ensure freedom of trade carried on by other participants in market in India.1 To enforce its duties, it has been given powers under the Act to inquire into any agreement, abuse of dominant position and combinations that cause or are likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition (AAEC) in India. Also, it has extra-territorial jurisdiction to inquire and pass orders in such agreement or abuse of dominant position, or combination that has taken place beyond the territory of India but has impact on competition within India.2 The Commission consists of people having expertise in the field of competition law including the chairperson and the members.

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