The Indian Competition Authority fines state chemists’ association and 3 pharma companies for anticompetitive practice of "No Objection Certificates" prior to appointment of stockists (Alis Medical Agency / Federation of Gujarat State Chemists & Druggists Associations)

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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Man Mohan Sharma, The Indian Competition Authority fines state chemists’ association and 3 pharma companies for anticompetitive practice of "No Objection Certificates" prior to appointment of stockists (Alis Medical Agency / Federation of Gujarat State Chemists & Druggists Associations), 12 July 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin Competition in the Pharmaceutical sector, Art. N° 87861

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