The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 12 October 2015 passed an order  on assessment of vertical restraints under the Competition Act, 2002 (Act) — leaving many questions unanswered. Factual background A distributor of various ayurvedic and general health products of various companies (Informant), approached the CCI raising twin allegations. The first leg of allegations was against a manufacturer of ayurvedic products and medicines viz., M/s Bajaj Corporation Limited (OP1) and its area and branch managers (OP2 to OP4). The Informant alleged that OP1 to OP4 had contravened Section 3(4) of the Act  by refusing to supply its products to the Informant . He further alleged OP1 was enforcing conditions on the distributors to sell within the area allotted to them . The
The Indian Competition Authority passes an order on the assessment of vertical restraints under the Competition Act but leaves several questions unanswered (Shri Ghanshyam Das Vij / Bajaj)
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