The Indian Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) reverses the Indian Competition Authority’s fine of a chemists’ association for cartelization due to mistakes in the investigation (AIOCD All India Organization of Chemists & Druggists / OPPI Organization of Pharmaceuticals Producer of India)

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 alleged anti-competitive practices in distribution of drugs in India. Based on an earlier information filed by Santuka Associates Pvt. Ltd., Cuttack, Odisha in 2011 and other two chemists in Barpeta (Assam) and in Pallkad (Kerala) , the CCI vide the orders mentioned

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Man Mohan Sharma, The Indian Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) reverses the Indian Competition Authority’s fine of a chemists’ association for cartelization due to mistakes in the investigation (AIOCD All India Organization of Chemists & Druggists / OPPI Organization of Pharmaceuticals Producer of India), 9 December 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2016, Art. N° 87884

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