CCI imposes penalties on the Chemists’ Associations in State of Gujarat and three pharma companies for indulging in practice of “No Objection Certificate” before appointment of stockists* The Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) by way of an order dated 12 July 2018 has imposed penalty on the Federation of Gujarat State Chemists and Druggists Association, Amdavad Chemist Association, Surat Chemists and Druggists Association and the Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda (collectively ‘chemists and druggist associations’) as well as three pharmaceutical companies namely Glenmark Pharmaceutical Limited (and its C & F agent), Hetero Healthcare Ltd and Divine Saviour (collectively ‘pharmaceutical companies’) for violating provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 (‘Act’). Penalties
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