Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) upholds CCI order dismissing abuse of dominance allegation against Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC)

COMPAT by its order dated August 30, 2016 has upheld order of CCI which had dismissed allegations of abuse of dominance by OMC has been indulging in abusing its dominant position in fixing an arbitrary and highly unreasonable price for sale of chrome ore. The Information, filed in CCI by All Odisha Steel Federation, alleged…

Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) sets aside penalty imposed on India Trade Promotion Organization for abuse of dominance

COMPAT by its order dated 01 July 2016 has set aside the penalty imposed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) for allegedly adopting a discriminatory time-gap policy for holding exhibition/fairs at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi and the alleged discrimination practiced in allotment of spaces to private organizers. ITPO…

COMPAT sets aside CCI order penalizing Jute Mills Association for alleged cartelization for packaging material for sugar, etc.

COMPAT by its order dated July 1, 2016 has over-ruled the order of CCI wherein the Indian Jute Mils Association (IJMA) and Gunny Trade Association (GTA) were penalized for alleged cartelization in pricing of jute bags. It was alleged that the jute manufacturers have acquired a monopoly position as a result of the circular of…

CCI: Mere collusion or coordination is not enough to hold the Parties in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act

Competition Commission of India, by way of its order dated June 28, 2016 held that M/s Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd. ,M/s Betul Oils Ltdand M/s Ganganagar Commodity Ltd. were not in  contravention of the provisions of sections 3 and 4 of the Act as alleged by Shri Nirmal Kumar Manshani (Informant). The Informant stated that…

CCI to investigate Mahyco Monsanto for abuse of dominance in charging royalties for

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) by way of its order dated June 9, 2016 directed the Director General (‘DG’)   to investigate Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (I) Limited, Monsanto Holdings Private Ltd., Monsanto Inc., U.S.A. and Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Ltd. (collectively called as “Opposite parties”) pursuant to an information filed by Kaveri Seed Company ltd,…

COMPAT sets-aside penalty of INR 1,773 Crores penalty on Coal India Limited (CIL) by CCI

Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT)  by its order dated May 17, 2016 has set aside CCI’s order dated April 15, 2014 wherein CCI had imposed penalty of Rs. ,773 Crores on  Coal India Limited for imposing unfair and discriminatory conditions in its fuel supply agreements with various customers. COMPAT considered whether the orders passed by CCI are…