CCI Launches Raids against Two Domestic Sellers listed on Amazon

Two major domestic sellers – Cloudtail and Appario, listed on online retail giant, Amazon Inc., have come under Competition Commission of India’s (‘CCI’) radar, as CCI launches raids against them, over accusations of violation of the Competition Ac, 2002 (‘Act’). In a previous order, CCI has ordered investigation against the two online sellers – Amazon Inc. and Flipkart, for indulging in several anti-competitive practices inter alia deep discounting, Preferential Listing, Exclusive Tie-ups and Private Labels, on a prima facie view that the conduct resulted in contravention of the provisions of Section 3(1) of the Act read with Section 3(4) thereof.