The Indian Competition Authority initiates an investigation concerning resale price maintenance in the e-commerce sector (Jasper Infotech / KAFF Appliances)

The CCI has in 2014 initiated two investigations into the alleged imposition of minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The first one was against Hyundai Motor India Ltd (‘Hyundai Case’) and I had written on the legal standard adopted by the Competition Commission of India to initiate investigations in the said case. Subsequently, the CCI directed the Director General (DG) to investigate on the use of RPM in the e-commerce platform. The present article continues the legal debate on the standard that has to be adopted for initiating investigation by the CCI. The Snapdeal Case (Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd v KAFF Appliances (India) Pvt Ltd) The CCI has directed the Director General to investigate into the allegations pertaining to minimum resale price maintenance imposed by KAFF Appliances

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Sundar Ramanathan, The Indian Competition Authority initiates an investigation concerning resale price maintenance in the e-commerce sector (Jasper Infotech / KAFF Appliances), 29 December 2014, e-Competitions December 2014, Art. N° 73730

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