Region: India

India fines tyre cartel more than €200 million

The Competition Commission of India has fined five tyre companies more than €200 million for colluding to increase prices and limit supply, in an order it has only now been able to publish after three years of litigation challenging its right to unseal the infringement decision.

04 February 2022

Indian trade group accuses another e-commerce platform of anticompetitive behaviour

A major Indian trade group has filed a complaint with the country’s competition watchdog alleging that Singapore-based e-commerce platform Shopee has engaged in predatory pricing practices.

31 January 2022

India fines roll-on, roll-off cartel after seven-year probe

The Competition Commission of India has fined three Japanese car shipping companies and 19 individuals more than €7.5 million for conspiring to fix freight rates on multiple routes, becoming the latest agency to penalise the expansive roll-on, roll-off cartel.

25 January 2022

CCI urged to revoke another past Amazon deal

One of India’s most influential trade groups has petitioned the country’s competition watchdog to revoke an approval it gave in 2019 to Amazon’s acquisition of a stake in a pioneer food and grocery retail chain.

25 January 2022

India claims housing board abused its dominance

The Competition Commission of India has ordered a full-scale probe into the Chandigarh Housing Board after preliminarily concluding that it abused its dominance by imposing unfair terms on consumers who participated in a self-financing housing scheme.

17 January 2022

India opens fourth concurrent Google probe

India’s antitrust enforcer has opened its fourth ongoing competition probe into Google, this time alleging that the technology giant is abusing its dominance by imposing unfair and arbitrary conditions on news publishers.

10 January 2022

Indian court rejects radio taxi predatory pricing appeals

A tribunal in India has rejected a pair of appeals that sought to overturn the national antitrust authority’s ruling that Ola Cabs could not be accused of predatory pricing because it is not a dominant player in the taxi market.

10 January 2022

Indian enforcer alleges App Store abuse

The Competition Commission of India has launched its first full-scale investigation into Apple, joining enforcers across the globe in probing the iPhone-maker’s App Store rules.

04 January 2022

India revokes deal approval for first time, imposes record gun-jumping fine on Amazon

The Competition Commission of India has fined Amazon €23.6 million and suspended its approval of the retail giant’s 49% investment in Future Coupons after finding the company deliberately hid facts about the transaction to secure clearance.

20 December 2021

Indian trade group slams “high handed” and “arrogant” Amazon

One of India’s biggest trade advocacy groups has accused Amazon of adopting a “my way or the highway” stance after the US retail giant told the Competition Commission of India it lacks jurisdiction to revoke the prior approval of its acquisition of a stake in an online retailer.

16 December 2021

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