In a first-of-its-kind order, the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) has used its power to grant interim relief to applicants in a two-sided digital market. On 9 th March 2021, CCI ordered MMT-Go to relist properties of Treebo and FabHotels on its platform. CCI received information against the anticompetitive conduct of MMT-Go, an Online Travel Agency (OTA) which provides intermediation services for booking of hotels in India. An investigation was directed on 24 the February 2020 into the conduct of MMT-Go on the count of - 1) Abusing its dominant position by imposing exclusive agreements; and 2) Entering into a vertical arrangement with Oyo which is a franchise of budget hotels in India. The investigation was triggered in 2019 on the basis of the grievances of Treebo and
The Indian Competition Authority issues an interim behavioral remedy to relist franchise hotel properties on certain platforms before concluding the abuse of dominant position investigation against them (MMT-Go / Treebo / FabHotels)
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