CCI Penalizes Hyundai Motors for RPM and Tie-in arrangement

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has passed its first Order dated 14.6.2017 against the anti-competition practice of Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) by Hyundai Motors India Ltd. (HMIL/Hyundai). CCI has imposed the penalty of Rs. 87 Crores on Hyundai. The penalty also covers the violation of “tie-in” arrangements between Hyundai and its dealers for recommending engine…

PWO SCAM IN MAKING? ARE PUBLIC WORKS ORGANISATIONS IMMUNE FROM COMPETITION LAW?

  Sometime in July 2016, I happened to speak in a conference on Public Procurement organized by the ASSOCHAM, on competition issues in public procurement. In the Q&A session, instances of repeated violation of basic competition principles such as award of contract on competitive bidding to many PSUs by the Central Government were highlighted. After…

Competition Commission of India (CCI) finds Karnataka Chemist and Druggists Association (KCDA) in violation of Section 3(3) of the Act

CCI by its order dated March 02, 2017 has found that KCDA is violating Section 3(3) of the Act by denying supply of orders to stockists till No-Objection Certificate from KCDA is obtained. Being prima-facie satisfied by the information filed, the CCI ordered investigation into the matter. It was revealed during the investigation that the…

CCI closes case against Real Image Media Technologies, Shree Venkatesh Films, UFO movies and Arti Cinemas Pvt. Ltd. for alleged anti-competitive practices and abuse of dominance

CCI by its order dated December 06, 2016 has closed the case against Real Image Media Technologies Mumbai, (OP-1)  Shree Venkatesh Films Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata (OP-2), UFO moviez India Ltd. , Mumbai  (OP-3) and Arti Cinemas Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata (OP-4) for alleged anti-competitive practices and abuse of dominance in the market for sale and distribution…

COMPAT sets aside penalty imposed by CCI on All India Organization of Chemists and Druggists for cartelization

Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) by its order dated December 9, 2016 has set aside the orders dated 19.2.2013, 09.12.2013 passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and allowed the 3 appeals filed by All India Organization of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) quashing the penalties imposed by CCI on AIOCD and its office bearers for…

COMPAT quashes CCI order dismissing allegations of cartelisation and abuse of dominance against International Air Transport Association (IATA) and IATA- India.

Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT), New Delhi, in a landmark Order dated 15th November, 2016, while allowing the appeal filed by the Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI) has set aside the order of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) dismissing allegations of fixing rate of commission payable to cargo agents by airlines, limiting and…

Competition Commission of India (CCI) dismisses allegations of bid-rigging against in supply of PVC Vinyl flooring to railways

CCI by its order dated September 21, 2016 has dismissed allegation against manufacturers of PVC Vinyl flooring in relation to supply of “PVC Flooring (Vinyl) width 1620/mm minimum length 14 meters thickness 2/mm roll to RDSO specification no. RDSO/2006/CG-12 Rev. 1. Sample code NAC FLG-02 along with PVC welding electrode. The quantity of welding electrode…