The Competition Commission of India fines chemists trade association for continuing to violate its order (Chemists and Druggists Association)

Competition Commission of India fines chemists trade association for continuing violation of its order* On 27 October 2014, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) following a complaint filed by M/s Xcel Healthcare, a stockist for pharmaceuticals in the state of Goa, found that the Chemists and Druggists Association, Goa (CDAG) had continued to violate an earlier order of the CCI against it. The CCI found that CDAG had continued to control the supply of pharmaceuticals in Goa through a stipulation that all stockists in Goa must obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from it and pressuring pharmaceutical companies into not supplying to those stockists who did not obtain an NOC. The CCI had, in its earlier order,

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Avinash Amarnath, The Competition Commission of India fines chemists trade association for continuing to violate its order (Chemists and Druggists Association), 27 October 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Competition in the Pharmaceutical sector, Art. N° 69842

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